Last year I wrote about an ugly statue of Lucille Ball that existed in a park meant to honor her in her hometown of Celeron, NY (pop. 1,112). Quickly dubbed “Scary Lucy” by locals, the statue was created by sculptor David Poulin and erected in 2009 in Lucille Ball Memorial Park. Since then there’s been quite an outcry to somehow recast or change the statue.
Well, Saturday it finally happened. On what would have been Ms. Ball’s 105th birthday, the lovely “New Lucy” was erected in the park. It was created by sculptor Carolyn Palmer.
“Scary Lucy,” a tourist attraction, is still in the same park but has been moved 75 yards away.
A longer story about “New Lucy” appears in the New York Times.