Hey, NoHo! Have You Seen Ed Sullivan?
UPDATE: According to reports fro City News Service:
“The statue was recovered by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood station, but no other details were immediately released. Police said the investigation into the theft was continuing.
The statue was taken Saturday night or Sunday morning from the academy’s exhibit in the 5200 block of Lankershim Boulevard, according to police. The solid bronze carving, which weighs about 20 pounds and is valued at about $45,000, was part of an exhibit that includes statues of various television luminaries.” -City News Service
We have all strolled through the statuary garden at the Television Academy in the NoHo Arts District and admired the works of bronze art of some of TV’s beloved and influential trendsetters. We’ve sat with Lucy and Ricky and even the newest edition of Edith and Archie from “All In The Family.” The Emmy Plaza is a hidden jewel tucked away quietly for folks to enjoy.
But on Sunday, September 29, someone stole the 18-inch, 20-pound sculpture of iconic variety show host Ed Sullivan, valued at around $45,000, according to the Los Angeles Police Department report.
According to NBC Channel 4, “Investigators were reviewing surveillance video at the plaza. They were also contacting local metal recycling yards for possible sightings.”
There was a similar theft of a piece of North Hollywood public art when someone tried to steal Stephen Schubert’s sculpture “Phoenix Rising” at the corner of Lankershim and Burbank. This too was stolen allegedly for the metal.
The Los Angeles Police Department asks that anyone with information about this theft please contact the North Hollywood burglary detectives at (818) 623-4081.
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