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Robert Q. Crane | Farewell, Locke-Ober

A staple for celebrities and Beacon Hill

I was on Beacon Hill for 34 years, and spent 30 of them going to Locke-Ober. I was there one night having dinner and someone told me that the actor Tony Curtis was in the next room having dinner with his wife.

I went into the room and spoke with him for awhile. I remarked that it must have been fun making all those movies, especially “Some Like It Hot,’’ and I asked how it was to work with Joe E. Brown. He laughed, and said, “No one asks about Joe E. Brown. Everyone asks about Marilyn Monroe!”

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