Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy
(2 W. 3rd St.):
Jamestown’s Desilu Studios displays exact replicas of the “I Love Lucy” television studio sets including the Ricardos’ New York City apartment living room and kitchen and the Holleywood hotel suite where Lucy pantomimed with Harpo Marx and set her nose on fire with William Holden. Also featured are a life-sized mural of the original studio audeince, the opportunity to do your own version of Vitameatavegamin, original props and costumes from “I Love Lucy,” and much more.
Lucy Desi Museum
(10 W. Third Street, 484-0800):
The Museum maintains a signficant collection of their parents’ personal belonging. Costumes, gowns, photogrpahs, letters, scripts, and awards are among the memorabilia on display. Exhibits change periodically, providing something new for your return.
The mission of the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is to preserve the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of laughter through its commitment to the development of the comedic arts.
The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy continues its strategy for establishing Jamestown as a destination for comedy through its programming and Legacy of Laughter Plan:
1) Produce a comedy festival of national scope and quality, celebrating comedic artists and art form.
2) Foster professional development through comedic arts education and industry incubation.
3) Develop a comedy film festival paying tribute to the production side of the Desilu legacy.
4) Establish Jamestown as the home of the National Comedy Center.