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Topic: Working Central Park in the 70's
Message: Posted by: atucci (May 26, 2005 07:58PM)
I seem to remember someone working in front of a statue in Central Park during the early to mid-70's. He would do cards slights, rope tricks (he kept a spool of rope off to the side), and a cigarette routine. Probably did more but I just don't remember. I don't think it was Jeff Sheridan as this guy was somewhere in his 40's or 50's at the time. The name Lancaster comes to mind but I can't swear to it. I think he was honored some years ago at the annual Hunter College event but again I can't swear to it. I just remember the guy as we would go to Flosso's and Tannen's early Saturday, then head over to the park to watch him. Does anyone know who I'm talking about or should I up my medication?........again......

Tony Tuccillo
Sebastian, Florida
Message: Posted by: Dave V (May 26, 2005 08:24PM)
There is a Lou Lancaster. The age is about right. I met him just once in the late 80's. I'm not even sure if he's around anymore. Could be him, maybe not.
Message: Posted by: atucci (May 28, 2005 07:40AM)
Dave - thanks. Lou sounds familar and I believe the guy I saw was also demo'd at Tannens from time to time.