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Dr. Al Scramuzza and Seafood City

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Anyone in New Orleans back in the latter half of the 20th century was well acquainted with Seafood City, a giant supermarket of seafood that took up a whole block at 1826 North Broad Street in an area called Gentilly.  The King of Seaford City was “Doctor” Al Scramuzza, a real local character who was known all over the area through his TV commercials.  Al was also active in politics, and was quite astute in being involved in most of my early campaigns.  When I ran for Governor of Louisiana in 1987, Al was actively involved in helping organize in the Crescent City.

 Someone recently sent me this short bio of Dr. Al, and it really gives the local flavor of Al and the city he loved.  I think you will enjoy watching the colorful video below.    And about 80% through the video, note the guy serving up the large net of crawfish and catch the T Shirt he is wearing.   I’m glad to know I had a few Orleans votes in that Governor’s race some 23 years ago.

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