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One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?
One more act for the phantom of the playhouse?

The Pasadena Playhouse is back. After shutting its doors in February because of financial problems, the theater reopened Oct. 12 with the one-man play "FDR" starring Ed Asner. But is the building's most enduring protagonist back as well? Some say Gilmor Brown, the charismatic founder of the playhouse, has been haunting the theater and adjacent office building since his death in 1960. Brown's ghost has never been seen, but he's made his presence known in other ways, such as moving things around, stomping about and taking control of the elevator, according to Pasadena Playhouse archivist Ellen Bailey, who has been associated with the theater since the 1940s. His...

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