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Sardi's Outside

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[[photograph credit]]DUANE MICHALS

Who are David, Celia and the other regulars who gather nightly at Sardi's door?
by Walter Spencer

Mitch Miller, striding west on 44th Street, was about to step into the circle of light that glows like a halo at the door of Sardi's when a Teddy-bearish figure of a man in his early 30s popped from the shadows and fell into step with him.

"What's workin, Mr. Miller?"

Momentarily startled, Miller made a little crablike jump sideways before he recognized his questioner and said a few words.  Together they walked the remaining steps to the Sardi's canopy where they paused and shook hands.  Then Miller was ushered into the inner sanctum by Sardi's doorman Tony Fratino, while David Lefkovitz retreated to the dim alcove in front of Mackey's Theatre Ticket Agency next door.

"Mitch's got a party inside tonight," David announced to the assembled group – but particularly to Celia Gordon, who, in this delitescent little band of autograph hounds, plays Lynn Fontanne to his Alfred Lunt.  But Celia, who has been stalking autographs since she was 8-years-old and got Nelson Eddy's at a vaudeville show, is intent on her own quarry.  "There's Percy Helton."  In a flash, she darts out to confront the little, squeeky-voiced character actor who has made a career out of 

By Walter Spencer

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