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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 Jamestown Historical Marker Committee and Arts Council for Chautauqua County.
 
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. Touch for map. Located next to the Lucille Ball Theater. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NY 14701, United States of America.
 
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 (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.)
Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 21, 2013
2. Birthplace of Lucille Ball Marker

 
Categories. Entertainment
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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