In a 1970 TV commercial, a group of child actors portraying Louie Armstrong, Fiorello LaGuardia and Barney Pressman as kids are sitting on a New York City stoop and asking each other what they hope to be one day. Armstrong says he wants to be a musician. LaGuardia says he wants to be Mayor of New York. The bespectacled Barney Pressman is quiet, so they prod him: “Whaddaya gonna be when you grow up, Barney?” Pausing to adjust his glasses, the future founder of Barney’s says, “I don’t know. But you’ll all need clothing.”
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