Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz eloped in November of 1940 in Connecticut. They purchased the rings right before the ceremony.
Eloping with Desi was the most daring thing I ever did in my life. I never fell in love with anyone quite so fast. He was very handsome and romantic. But he also frightened me, he was so wild. I knew I shouldn’t marry him, but that was one of the biggest attractions.