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A walk-through tribute to the life and career of actress Lucille Ball, with emphasis on her role as Lucy Ricardo in I Love Lucy. Lucy – A Tribute contains photos, props, awards, correspondence and film clips from the comedienne's 60+ years in show business. Well designed and informative, the exhibit succeeds admirably in recalling the talent and temperament of the beloved redhead.
Adults of a certain age will remember seeing Lucy's comedy routines on CBS or in syndication. The peak of Lucille Ball's popularity, however, was more than fifty years ago. Sadly, it's unlikely that anyone under the age of 20 will have heard of these performers. Even sadder, the displays here have seen little maintenance in the last couple decades, leaving the rare stereoscopic photographs almost illegibly faded.
An indoor exhibit with air-conditioning. See during the hot, crowded midafternoon.