Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of

« | Main | »

Hometown Space for Lucy

Lucy banner.The Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, New York, always had a problem. It was a storefront, too small to do justice to what it felt was America’s greatest entertainer and her less famous first husband. That’s Lucille Ball, who was born in Jamestown, and Desi Arnaz.

Granted, the museum was in an historically significant storefront — the building where Lucy reportedly bought her first hair dye — but, still. The museum didn’t even have the room to consistently display its most famous artifact: a hairbrush that still held strands of Lucy’s red hair.

That has changed as of this weekend. A New Lucy-Desi Museum has opened, three blocks west of the old downtown location, in conjunction with Jamestown’s annual Lucy Birthday Celebration (she would have been 97). This building not only has room to display the hairbrush, it has square footage to permanently display Lucy’s gold 1972 Mercedes-Benz. And as a treat to visitors on opening day, the museum has brought in Frank Gorey, Lucy’s chauffeur, to pose with fans in the car for souvenir photos.

Sections: Attraction News 1 Comment »

One Response to “Hometown Space for Lucy”

  1. O J Thompto Says:
    August 7th, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Golly what a great time I’d have if I could sit with Frank & dream of riding with Lucy!!!!!

    O J

Recent Posts


February 1, 2023

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Tail o' the Pup, West Hollywood, California (Jan 30-Feb 5, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings