“Forgotten Hollywood”- Scary Lucy is Finally Going Away…

Posted on October 19, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   This is a continuation of the story that keeps on giving.

   Yesterday, Syracuse.com unveiled plans to permanently replace Scary Lucy with a new statue. The pressure is now on Carolyn Palmer, a local artist who has been closely studying footage of Lucille Ball and episodes of I Love Lucy to properly capture the comedienne’s essence. Though if her charming bust of Pope Francis is any indication, the task is in good hands. Palmer has also created sculptures of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

   To recap… the small town of Celoron, New York, the childhood home of Lucille Ball (below), erected a statue of the comedy icon in Lucille Ball Memorial Park. The sculpture, the work of artist Dave Poulin , has since been compared to a zombie. It’s hard not to feel a little sorry for Poulin, who earlier this year publicly apologized for the work and offered to fix it for $10,000. In some ways, Poulin’s monsterpiece has become a pop art icon. Not to mention, Scary Lucy has become an ironic tourist attraction. Needless to say, Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost has said thanks, but no thanks to Poulin’s offer.

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   Palmer’s statue is set to be unveiled in August, 2016. The entire internet will be watching. Bulletins as they break!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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