My Playland project started in 1987 when I asked my neighbor Shirley Leytem
if I could borrow her Playland pictures. (At the time I was working as a silk
screen printer and I wanted to do a print of Laughing Sal).
Shirley stored her photographs by
year, so she told me I would have to find out when Playland was torn down.
I called the San Francisco Main Library and found out the year was 1972. In
addition, I met David Warren the head of the Playland Research
group. Dave introduced me to John Wickett (the owner of Laughing Sal). |
The first time I met John Wickett I went to his house dressed in a Laughing Sal costume. Well, John just about cracked up when he saw me. Over the years I have enjoyed visiting John at his home for various Playland celebrations. Of course, I always come in my costume and get treated to It's It ice cream.
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