The folks who live in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Celoron, New York are proud of their connection to one of the nation’s most well-known and hysterical comediennes. In 2009, the city decided to memorialize Ball by erecting a bronze statue in her image for the Lucille Ball Memorial Park. Things did not go as planned and the statue (based on the “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” episode of I Love Lucy), turned out to be a less-than-perfect likeness of the famous actress. The original artist, Dave Poulin, says that the statue does not reflect “Lucy’s beauty or my ability as a sculptor.” The statue was quickly named “Ugly Lucy.” Celoron officials recently sought out a new sculptor to create a new statue that would better personify Ball and found Carolyn Palmer. “New Lucy” is such an amazing figure and really captures her style and poise. Have a look in the video below.
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