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New Lucille Ball Sculpture to Replace ‘Scary Lucy’

Sculptor Carolyn Palmer Spent Nine Months Designing the Statue

Sculptor Carolyn Palmer has created a life-size bronze figure of a new Lucille Ball statue for the town of Celoron, NY, Lucy’s hometown. Palmer’s sculpture is set be unveiled this Saturday, June 6 at 12 p.m. ET to coincide with what would have been her 105th birthday.

During the nine-month creation of her bronze, Carolyn researched Lucy’s essence by watching countless “I Love Lucy” episodes, hiring models to pose in 50’s style retro swing dresses and even purchasing a redhead wig for visual inspiration.

“I not only wanted to portray the playful, animated and spontaneous Lucy, but also the glamorous Hollywood icon,” said Carolyn Palmer. “I just hope that all the Lucy fans are pleased and that Lucille Ball herself would have enjoyed this image of her.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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