Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Love Lucy

I love Lucy! Lucille Ball is one of my heroes. Today would have been her 100th birthday! To commemorate her special day I wanted to show you Jamestown, New York-Lucy's Hometown. 
Here is the Desilu Playhouse, part of the Lucille Ball - Desi Arnas Center, which is devoted to the I Love Lucy TV series. Inside are recreations of some of Lucy and Ricky's NY apartment as well as their hotel suite in Hollywood. There's even an interactive Vitameatavegamin set! Unfortunately, photos are not allowed to be taken inside-so you'll just have come and visit yourself!

The Lucy-Desi Museum is a salute to salute to the "First Couple of Comedy"! There are costumes, photographs, and memorabilia from both of their lives. There's even a car!

This house is Lucille Ball's birthplace. It's a private residence now. I wonder if the owners are Lucy fans?

Now named Lucy Lane, this street was originally 8th Street and the location of Lucy's childhood home.

This private residence is where Lucy grew up. Although it's close enough to still be considered Jamestown, it's actually in Celeron, NY.

Not far from Lucy's childhood home is the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

A beautiful view from Lucy's park!

Lucille Ball died on April 26, 1989. Her ashes were interred Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California. However, in 2002 her children brought her remains home to Jamestown.

The path leading to Lucille Ball's grave. Notice the heart?

Lucille Ball's grave.

Here is the grave from the other side. Lucy is here along with her parents and other family members.

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