Ask Vance: Neon Signs and Armless Newsboys 

No listing of the great neon signs in Memphis -- and boy, we have enjoyed some great ones -- would be complete without a mention of the Hart's Bakery sign, which stood like a beacon at Summer and Mendenhall in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite years and years -- well, maybe a half hour here and there, tops -- of searching, I have never been able to turn up a decent COLOR image of this masterpiece. But one day recently ...

Check out the irascible Vance Lauderdale's latest blog entry at MemphisMagazine.com Where else are you going to read about neon signs, "armless newsboys," and "clay-eaters"?

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