Over the weekend, a statue honoring Lucille Ball was unveiled in the late comedienne's hometown of Celoron, New York. Why is this such a big deal?
Well, previously there was a different sculpture paying tribute to the I Love Lucy star and it was infamously known as "Scary Lucy". In fact, while the "scary" statue itself became a tourist attraction for the New York town, many residents were desperate to have it replaced as it didn't properly depict Lucille's greatness. Yep, the statue was THAT terrifying.
Nonetheless, the town's Mayor Scott Schrecengost, along with the sculptor Carolyn Palmer, revealed the new work in the Lucille Ball Memorial Park on what would've been the TV icon's 105th birthday. LOVES it!
On the improved carving, Miz Palmer shared:
"She is 100% bronze. She is 750 pounds and the pedestal is maybe another 750 pounds, so she's not going anywhere! I pretty much put my all in her and I am very happy."
Fierce. And it seems the residents of Celoron are more than thrilled with the new statue as she continued:
"People gasped when she was unveiled and everyone looked so happy. I am relieved that the response has been positive. I went back to the park incognito and sat on a bench and people were there looking at her and touching her and it was great. All that work was not done in vain. I am very pleased tonight."
Phew! We're so glad to hear that people are loving this new piece. We mean, the new sculpture certainly looks a heck of a lot more like Miz Ball than the last one did.
What do YOU think of the new statue? Will you miss Scary Lucy?