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'Queen Mimi' is at home on the red carpet -- and in a strip-mall laundromat

'Queen Mimi' is at home on the red carpet -- and in a strip-mall laundromat

Just to be clear, Mimi was famous long before anyone made a movie about her.

People called her the Queen of Montana Avenue — but not because she was rich.

Now this 90-year-old who for nearly two decades slept in a strip-mall laundromat spends her days fielding interview requests from the likes of People magazine.

She holds court as she has for years, just inside Fox Laundry's front door, in a plastic chair next to the soda machine. On the wall above her is a poster with her picture on it, advertising the documentary "Queen Mimi."

"The sun's out. The sky's blue. It was supposed to rain today, but it...

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