Infamous 'Scary Lucy' Statue Has Been Replaced

A new statue honoring Lucille Ball is hopefully less monstrous
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 6, 2016 2:19 PM CDT
Artist Carolyn Palmer prepares to apply a cold patina to her bronze statue of Lucille Ball. The sculptor was chosen to create a replacement statue for one dubbed "Scary Lucy."   (Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – A new statue of Lucille Ball has been unveiled in the late actress' hometown to replace one that was dubbed "Scary Lucy," the AP reports. Hundreds of fans gathered Saturday in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the western New York village of Celoron. They watched as the tarp was removed from the statue made by sculptor Carolyn Palmer. An unflattering version by another artist was banished after a Facebook campaign named, "We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue." The new statue is being shown as part of this year's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in nearby Jamestown. Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost says "Scary Lucy" will be given another spot in the park. (Read more Lucille Ball stories.)

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