Will Smith’s lasting impact on a San Francisco Street Performer


Nearly five years after his street flair scored him a bit part in the Will Smith flick, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” street musician Larry Hunt is at risk of losing his space on Market Street.  Some merchants don’t care that he once played the big screen, hob-nobbed with Hollywood or became a celeb online; they say he’s disturbing the peace and needs to move.  But Larry Hunt is a tourist attraction.  He’s even jazzed up his performance to include fire eating.  Tourists stop in droves.  Here’s an inside look at the man still milking his three minutes of fame nearly a half-decade later  – and his struggle to hang onto the right to bring his sticks and skins to the spot that brought him recognition.

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