LAPD Recovers Swiped Ed Sullivan Statue 20-pound bronze still in good condition, cops say By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Oct 3, 2014 12:41 AM CDT 8 comments Comments In this Feb. 8, 1964, photo, Ed Sullivan, center, stands with The Beatles during a rehearsal for the group's first American appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in New York. (AP Photo, File) (Newser) – Ed Sullivan will be back in front of an audience soon, but it won't be a big show. An 18-inch solid bronze statue of the legendary television variety show host was recovered by Los Angeles police yesterday, four days after it was stolen. The LAPD says the 20-pound statue is in good condition. They gave no details on where it was found or who may have taken it. The statue was taken from atop an outdoor pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza in North Hollywood, which honors significant TV personalities and pioneers.