Remember “Scary Lucy?” The statue of Lucille Ball that made it look more like she wanted to drown children in Vitameatavegamin rather than endorse it? Well, a substitute has been found and it boasts the major positive of not looking ghoulish.
Sculptor Carolyn Palmer has crafted a new Lucille Ball statue that will unveiled today in the comedy legend’s hometown of Celoron, New York. The Facebook group “We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue” seems pretty happy with the more elegant approach and we can understand why. Not everyone enjoys an artistic rendering of their TV hero looking like a character from They Live.
“I’ve lived and breathed every second of Lucy for the last nine months,” Palmer told The Hollywood Reporter. The statue she created stands 7 feet tall and features Lucy on top of her Hollywood star styled with pearls, a polka dot dress and with a more detailed brand of coiffure. She also built the tribute with a spot next to Lucy for fans to snap a picture with the American icon.
Palmer shared that she’s anxious for the public to see the new statue in all its glory and noted that she feels bad for the sculptor of “Scary Lucy.”
“I’m a thin-skinned person and artists are sensitive, and I do feel bad for that other fellow,” she explained. “I find that the world was a little harsh on him. That’s the biggest nightmare in the world for anybody.”
Judging by the early response to the new Lucille Ball statue, Palmer shouldn’t have to worry about a harsh reception. Y’know, provided the original statue doesn’t come to life and strangle her. Sorry, we’re still freaked out by “Scary Lucy.”
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)