JAMESTOWN – 70 years ago I Love Lucy made its television premiere, and today, the show is still loved by millions of fans worldwide. The program has inspired many, including a Jamestown resident who has decorated his car in the show’s memory.
Founder of the Los Contrincantes Car Club Jose Sanchez says he wanted to find a way to honor Lucille Ball, whose image in recent years has benefited the area, with Lucy Desi Museum and National Comedy Center carrying on her memory.
To do that, he installed a vinyl mural on the hood of his vehicle featuring an image of the starlet and the comedy center. The car also has ‘I heart Lucy’ written along the sides and a copy of one of the many murals around town featuring a scene from the television show.
This isn’t the first time Sanchez featured Lucy on his vehicle, in fact, he plans to keep the theme going forward.
“Everything is customized, I try to do it every year, something different so people don’t get used to it,” explained Sanchez. “Last year I had Lucy and Desi, maybe next year I will aim for something different, probably with the same Lucy theme.”
Fans worldwide can celebrate the anniversary virtually this year by taking part in the Lucy Desi Museum’s new Picture Mosaic experience.
They are invited to submit photos of themselves to help create a Lucy Desi 70th anniversary mural mosaic, which will take shape in real time as fan photos are received.
The mural will be displayed within the museum gallery and online, and become a permanent part of the museum archives. For details and to submit photos for free, visit LucyMosaic.com.