I used to have a shop in the Manhattan Arts & Antiques Center on Second Avenue in New York City in the 1980s. One day my wife, Lia, was in the shop. I met her as she was leaving and I was coming into the center. I asked if anything had happened and she replied “Some old man was looking in the shop and was interested in a lamp.” I opened the shop and a few minutes later, Andy Griffith walked into the shop with a younger woman. He was the old man. My wife has never been very good at recognizing celebrities. One day, she was talking to Eli Wallach at a show and told him he looked familiar. She asked him if he were a relative.
Andy Griffith was interested in a small Pairpoint puffy lamp that he purchased.
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