Leonard Reed

Leonard Reed Day in Missouri
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Pictures, courtesy of Gwen Strickland. Poster by Gehrig Fry.

Leonard Reed Day in Missouri

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A few "Cat's Corner" fans of Leonard honor him personally

See the "Tribute" - May 6, 2000 at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center in Kansas City, Missouri

Pictures on this page are by Gwen Strickland, except for the top picture and the poster, both by Gehrig Fry.

Ed, Jenni, Leonard, Gwen, Lindi, Kendra do a group kick at the Folly Theater in front of the poster by Gehrig Fry. Photo by Gehrig Fry.

Leonard and Shim Shams with the group.

Ed and Lindi in a swing out while Lindying in front of the Folly. Leonard (right) records it with his video camera.

Leonard and Bill Lawrie. Lawrie recently moved back to Columbia, Missouri after years in New York. Bill is 90 and the Leonard and Bill both attended Lincoln High where they first met. Bill followed a life and show business and over the decades he and Leonard crossed paths numerous times. Bill's father was the first black physician in Missouri. He is currently doing theater with the Columbia, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Just a couple of young guys building memories for their eventual "old age."

Kendra, Jenni, Ed and Lindi Shim Sham in front of the Charlie Parker memorial. Folks stopped their cars and got out to see what was happening.

The Leonard Reed Poster on the wall outside the Folly. Design by Gehrig Fry. Fry is a Kansas City art photographer who sells creative works, B&W pictures which are colored by Gehrig. He can be reached at his website at http://www.gehrig.fry.net or emailed at Gehrig@Fry.ne