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Birthplace of Lucille Ball

 
 
Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
1. Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker
Inscription.  
August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989
First Lady of Comedy

 
Erected by Historical Marker Committee and Arts Council for Chautauqua County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. 42° 5.737′ N, 79° 14.394′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of East Second Street and Pine Street, on the right when traveling east on East Second Street. Located next to the Lucille Ball Theater. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chautauqua County Political Equality Club (here, next to this marker); "Allen's Opera House" (a few steps from this marker); First Woolen Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Ahlstrom Piano Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown Furniture Exposition Building (within shouting distance of this marker); James Prendergast
Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Bank (about 400 feet away); Great Fire of 1861 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Also see . . .  Lucille Ball at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Publicity photo of Lucille Ball for Lux Radio Theatre image. Click for full size.
By J. Walter Thompson Agency, August 31, 1951
3. Publicity photo of Lucille Ball for Lux Radio Theatre
This was shortly before she would begin her most famous role as Lucy Ricardo on the television program I Love Lucy.
Author Lever Brothers, the maker of Lux soap and the radio program's sponsor. It was not unusual for networks or sponsors to use advertising or publicity agencies to distribute publicity materials. Lever used their contracted ad agency, J. Walter Thompson, to get this to the media.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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