Olivia snapped this superbly composed shot, saying, “Super creepy makeup-caked Fake Chaplin on BART. His moustache is falling off. Liquor in his bag.” Link.
He can sometime be gound standing on the sidewalk and greeting passers-by out in front of one of the 50′s-themed “diners” on Powell near O’Farrell.
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I’ve seen him for the past 10-15 years downtown (recently in front of Lori’s on Powell.) I believe he lives in Pleasant Hill and commutes on BART, as I used to live there and saw him around a lot.
He’s got a gig at Lori’s Diner. For years I thought he was some Tenderloin street performer with a gimmick, but he’s actually employed by the restaurant from what I understand.
does anyone remember Picasso – the guy on 16th Street who painted himself red?
You mean guy?
The Redman is long gone.
I saw him the other day getting off the Bart in Concord!!! He’s really scary looking in person…
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