Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Road Trip: The Lucy-Desi Museum

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This past Saturday my mom and I went on a mini road trip to the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, New York, the birthplace of Lucille Ball! The museum was separated into two buildings, the museum and the recreated DesiLu Studios. There was a lot of background information on both Lucy and Desi about their families, how they met, and their careers. 

They had a lot of gorgeous costumes from their various shows and videos clips of their performances, not just on I Love Lucy, but also recordings from their radio show, The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, and the films they starred in.

The museum also provided directions to Lucy's birthplace, childhood home, and her family plot where she is buried. Everything was within a 10 minute drive of each other so we visited all three. The birthplace and childhood home are both privately owned homes so while it was cool to drive by them, I couldn't help wondering about who lived there and how many times a day do they have people driving by and gawking at their house!

Overall it was a great trip, it was nice to go with my mom even when she was buying half of the gift shop!
Have a lovely Tuesday!

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