New Gallery, Online Events Celebrate ‘I Love Lucy Day’ In Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center is celebrating ‘I Love Lucy Day’ by opening a new gallery and hosting several online events.

Thursday, October 15, commemorates the anniversary of CBS’s first broadcast of the comedy show in 1951.

The gallery, opened Thursday in the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, celebrates “Lucy in the Movies,” featuring a timeline of Lucille Ball’s 90+ theatrical films, a video presentation produced in partnership with Turner Classic Movies and displays of screen-used wardrobe from fan-favorite films including Mame, Forever Darling and Yours, Mine and Ours.

Center officials say this is the first of several galleries to debut at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum this year and next.

There is also a free online Lucy trivia event featuring classic moments from the show, along with two online conversations about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. These programs are now available on demand at

A newly-enhanced “LucyTown” Driving Tour also launched online, showcasing significant and historic locations and venues throughout the Jamestown area that represent aspects of Lucille Ball’s life and career – from I Love Lucy murals to her schools and various residences to Lucille Ball Memorial Park, home now to two “Lucy” statues. The tour is available for free at


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  1. Why do we even admire Lucille ball ? She NEVER made any contributions to our area. Our city council should be trying to bring new millennial money. But instead they keep bringing in old white retirement money. The new generation xould care less about Lucille ball. They are tech driven ! We have a comedy center and for what ? Other than any schumer, you brought no CURRENT comedy acts. Our city will NEVER progress if you don’t change the staus quo and elect younger minds w. Newer ideas.older counsel should have to give theirseat up to someone new. Retire when it’s time. Enjoy ur days w. Ur family and friends.

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