Friday, April 13, 2012

Harvey at Franklin Tavern

One of the great James Stewart films of the 1950's is Harvey. Stewart plays Elwood P. Dowd, a middle-aged, amiable and eccentric individual whose best friend is an invisible 6' 3.5" tall rabbit named Harvey. His family seems to be unsure whether Dowd's obsession with Harvey is a product of his propensity to drink or mental illness. Elwood spends most of his time in the local bar, and throughout the film invites new acquaintances to join him for a drink. Interestingly, the barman and all regulars accept the existence of Harvey, and the barman asks how they both are and accepts an order from Elwood for two Martinis. 

This past Easter Sunday at Franklin & Company Tavern a depressed Harvey came in without Elwood. 

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