That’s right- it’s not Lucille Ball, it’s Lucy Ricardo! This is just down the block from the Sonny Bono statue in Palm Springs.
During my short visit with Lucy, many people walked by so I asked someone to take my picture.
One of the women asked, “Who is it?”
Me: “Lucy” (silence) “Lucille Ball” (blank stare) “You know, I Love Lucy.”
Her friend told me, “You look like sisters.”
I still don’t think it looks like Lucy, Ball or Ricardo which, of course, jacks it up the kitsch scale for me 1000 fold!
Do you know if the same sculptor made Sonny Bono? https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/07/23/sonny-bono-statue/ I don’t know how this guy got the gig but I’m sure happy he did.
You and Lucy definitely look related. Perfect outfit for the shot!
Yup, same sculptor! Good eye.
Thanks for the compliment, Allee! I’m tickled to look like I could be related to a statue that doesn’t look like Lucy.
Drove by this today in P.S. if this is the one by the Coffee Bean downtown. The people in the back street recognized her immediately as we sped by, but I just got a quick glance while driving, and was not as convinced!
I think that anyone would know who it was but whether it actually is an incredible likeness or not is the question. In the case of Lucy, wardrobe helps a lot.