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The next edition of the London telephone directory will be minus one of the most endearing listings, now that the wonderful Fran Landesman is dead. Back to the age of youth and the days of innocence it was always a thrill to see the merry twinkle in her eyes as we strolled into her and her late husband Jay’s Crystal Palace on Gaslight Square. For those at the birth of the Square and subsequent flowering, there could be “no more fascinating personality – – exquisite songwriter, inventive poet, wild soul and tragic figure,” remembered Wayne Brasler of Chicago.  Our short-term miracle called life is richer for having known Fran.

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