September 22, 2018 -- Lucy & Desi
This large mural of Lucy, Desi, Ethyl & Fred is located in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York. Jamestown has a museum and annual festival devoted to the comedian/actress, but its most visible tributes are a series of large murals painted by the father-son team of Gary Peters and Gary Peters Jr.
From this angle, it appears to be just a large brick wall, but it's really the wall of a theater building that has an odd shape -- my angle on the photo could not include any of the side walls.
Each mural recalls a moment from an episode of the I Love Lucy TV series. This mural, the fifth in a series, and first in color, was unveiled on October 15, 2012, the 61st anniversary of the first broadcast of I Love Lucy. It's the World's Largest I Love Lucy Mural, and is from the episode, "California, Here We Come," of Lucy, Ethel, Desi, and Fred singing as they drive across the George Washington Bridge on their way out of New York City.
There are various hidden ‘I Love Lucy’ messages in the mural, including the mural scene’s episode number, 110 -- see in larger size, the episode number is on the steering wheel spoke.
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