Transcript for Statue of Liberty: Real Woman Behind the Face?
One all American woman of celebrating a very big birthday tonight 100 -- 25 years ago. Lady liberty became the official symbol of the golden door of America. And today another grand ceremony complete with -- 21 century touch there were webcams. Live from inside -- torch. But a heads up to everyone she will now be closed for renovations over the next year. So that the three and a half million a year visitors will only be able to study her from the outside -- -- us asking the question today. What do we know in 2011 about the woman who inspired that famous face. It is still one of the great unsolved mysteries in America. That -- that watches over the harbor and invites the world into a life of freedom. The face on top of the statue as tall as a football field her hand alone sixteen and a half feet one finger eight feet long. Taller than anybody on the basketball court. We know the sculpture was fragile eco boost -- a toady a young Frenchman who was search for an indescribable. Combination of nobility and feminine strength. And there are historians who think he simply turn to the face of his mother. This is a documentary from Ken Burns it was rumored all over France that the statue was modeled after the face of mark -- mother. And the body of his mistress. Lot of other people think the eyes looking -- -- us are those of the woman named Isabella singer. The multi millionaire widow of the inventor of the singer sewing machine. She was an independent and very glamorous figure around Paris at the time he was looking for his news. So what do you think is this the face that woman who was an object of fascination and Paris. Or is this the face. The sculptors mother. Or isn't both the face of something nurturing that is also a dream.
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