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Old 08-06-2016, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Apparently, "Scary Lucy" has been relegated to the town's Halloween hay rides.

The new one is a much better representation:

Scary Lucy: Lucille Ball Replacement Statue Set for Celoron (First Look) : People.com
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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Good heavens. The face still isn't right, especially around the eyes. Shouldn't a professional sculptor do better than that? She really was a beautiful woman, and such a delight as an actor.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I like it, think it captures her perfectly , the other one is ugly and a joke.
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:38 AM
 
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Good heavens. The face still isn't right, especially around the eyes. Shouldn't a professional sculptor do better than that? She really was a beautiful woman, and such a delight as an actor.
^^^agree and she was a very smart businesswoman. The face of this new sculpture looks like a
cartoon. There are so many talented sculptors in the US who would have done a better job.

An example that I think would be more dignified and aesthetically pleasing.
(I know it's the Queen but it's the quickest example I could find).
http://d1e6hjel7xwo60.cloudfront.net...-150513-06.jpg
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I like it, think it captures her perfectly , the other one is ugly and a joke.
It is way better. That first one is hilariously bad, and I am not sure how the person who made it not being able to see how their work came out looking like one of the nightmares from Silent Hill.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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The latest statue is quite a striking one... it definitely captures the image of Lucille Ball... and her personality too, I would say.

You do have to feel bad about the person who designed the original Lucy sculpture. They tried their best, I'm sure.
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Old 08-11-2016, 10:53 PM
 
Location: PNW
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I think it's one of the best pieces of recognizable bronze statues I've seen yet. It is hard to capture enough detail into a bronze piece, but Lucy is immediately recognizable and it looks great.


The original artist tried to add a touch of abstract to make it different but it flopped Big Time.


The one of Sonny Bono in Palm Springs isn't bad, either.
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:12 AM
 
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I hope they didn't toss the other statue away. Maybe they could ship it off to Steve buscemis hometown.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I love Lucy.

I like the second statue a lot.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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^^^agree and she was a very smart businesswoman. The face of this new sculpture looks like a
cartoon. There are so many talented sculptors in the US who would have done a better job.

An example that I think would be more dignified and aesthetically pleasing.
(I know it's the Queen but it's the quickest example I could find).
http://d1e6hjel7xwo60.cloudfront.net...-150513-06.jpg
Actually she claimed she was not a smart businesswoman. She said all the best business decisions were made by her then husband Desi Arnaz. He was the one that produced the original I Love Lucy show and had it filmed on high quality movie film rather than the cheaper Kinescope that all other shows were doing at the time. This is one reason the show has endured for so long. It is crystal clear. He also demanded well written programs and the highest standards for the show. Lucy said she did little. Also it was Desi who bought RKO Studios without even telling her. When they divorced Lucy got most of their assets including the studio. It was producing some of the top tv shows of the time, most of which were developed under Desi. She sold the studio several years later for an enormous profit. It made her the richest woman in Hollywood. I thought it was very noble of her to always give Desi credit for all he did. She felt he was underrated because of his ethnicity. Jay
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