Don't know if this is same person, but the in 1970's, I remember a Frank, (or Ralph?) Lane, who had a small magic store and "magic museum",
on Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood. It was across the street from Joe Berg's store, and also on the 2nd floor. Both the store and museum were unimpressive makeshift affairs.
I remember in his performing/publicity photos, he tried to look like Clark Cable. I heard from an unreliable source his (ex?) wife later worked as a cashier at the now-gone Howard Johnson's on Hollywood and Vine.