oops, Lionel

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 22 19:56:31 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> "slumlord" and banker Potter, the role that _Wikipedia_ says he is most noted for.

Who knew that the kind and gentle mayor of the town was also a
slumlord and a banker in another persona?!


Well, W:pedia doesn't pay much attention at all to LB's career in
media other that the movies. "The Mayor of the Town" was a major
program in radio days. We didn't miss a show.

I was surpassed to see what he looked like. Thanks to the radio show,
I'd always had a mental picture of him as being somewhat "bodily" - as
we say in Marshall - in the manner of Sidney Greenstreet or another
man of that phenotype.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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