November 21st, 2014

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R.I.P. The Brown Twins of San Francisco

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I'm sad to report that Marian Brown has died, just a year after her twin sister Vivian.  They were fixtures in the San Francisco landscape, identical (and identically dressed) twins who functioned as quasi-ambassadors for the city.  Spotting them was a kind of game, and we had the great good fortune to see them, by accident, at a hotel restaurant near Nob Hill many years ago.  They were charming.

But this is vintage ads, and THEY MADE AN AD. :D  (although technically not a vintage ad, being from around 2004)

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This was a local (recent) ad for a community fundraiser to help them with housing, end-of-life care, etc.

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More about them HERE, HERE, and HERE.  Trust me, if you don't know the Brown Twins, you want to know about them.  They will bring a smile to your face.