9. Ophelia at the Former I. Miller Shoe Store in Times Square
In 1926, Israel Miller hired Louis Friedland to renovate the buildings at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway for his shoe store. Miller was a Polish immigrant, who specialized in bespoke shoes for dancers and actors. The I. Miller Shoe Store remained in operation through the 1970s. Miller erected four statues representing women in the arts, his clientele, that were only rediscovered by the public in early 2014 when billboards were removed.
Drama is represented by Ethel Barrymore as Ophelia, from Hamlet; Musical Comedy is represented by Marilyn Miller as Sunny; Opera is represented by Rosa Ponselle as Leonora; and Motion Pictures are represented by Mary Pickford as Little Lord Fauntleroy.