Sunday, August 05, 2001

I love ... look-alikes?


Lucy match sought for stamp's display

By Sarah Buehrle
Enquirer Contributor

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        DRY RIDGE — This city's post office is asking residents to don red curls and pedal pushers for a Lucille Ball look-alike contest in honor of the latest Legends of Hollywood stamp release Monday.

        The contest, to coincide with the 2 p.m. unveiling of the U.S. Postal Service's Lucille Ball stamp, is open to people of any age.

        Contestants are asked to show up at the post office Monday in their best Lucille outfit. Office employees will take a snapshot of the comedian impersonator, and post office customers will help choose the best Lucy.

TO ENTER
    To enter the Lucille Ball lookalike contest, just show up at the Dry Ridge post office Monday dressed in your best Lucy outfit. Postal workers will take your picture to be used in the judging.
    You needn't be a Dry Ridge resident to enter.
    Ms. Ball is the seventh person to be commemorated in the Legends of Hollywood series, preceded by: Marilyn Monroe, 1995; James Dean, 1996; Humphrey Bogart, 1997; Alfred Hitchcock, 1998; James Cagney, 1999, and Edward G. Robinson, 2000.
        Betty Milner of the Dry Ridge post office said the lucky Lucy impersonator will win a framed picture of Ms. Ball and a collector's doll resembling the actress. The new stamp features Ms. Ball circa 1955.

        Customers can buy a sheet of 20 stamps, which comes with a larger collector's picture of the actress in a different pose, for $6.80. The stamps are numbered for collectors.

        Ms. Ball was also featured on a U.S. postage stamp in 1999 for the Celebrate the Century stamp series.

        The Legends of Hollywood series also honors: Marilyn Monroe, 1995; James Dean, 1996; Humphrey Bogart, 1997; Alfred Hitchcock, 1998; James Cagney, 1999, and Edward G. Robinson, 2000.

       



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