Copacabana “Wink” Matchbook Magnet (MM38)

Of course this famous place of the Barry Manilow song was owned in large part by a mobster, only adding to its allure as an exotic, sensational club saturated in its own mystique with Brazilian/Latin themes.  Probably didn’t hurt that the Copa had its own set of chorus girls.  It was one of the first clubs in New York to shatter the race barrier for Harry Belafonte and as a result hosted blockbuster concerts and shows by the Supremes, the Temptations, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Marvin Gaye  – off of these  – alongside of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  In fact, one of the coolest bits of race-related history from Copa is that one night a bunch of Yankee players were in there partying with their wives whilst Sammy Davis performed – and not just any Yankee’s, but Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra, among others, when a drunken audience member began chucking racial slurs at Sammy Davis.  The Yankee’s quickly came to Davis’ defense, breaking the jaw of one of the men.  So, you know, it’s a badass spot, and even cooler because of what went down there.

I love this woman. I think she’s impossible. To be truly magnificent a woman has to be a bit sloppy, a bit unraveled and uncalculated. I look at this woman and I know she follows her heart.  People are in love with this matchbook. We sell more of her than almost anything – by far number 1 in terms of popularity with one or two exceptions. She’s got SUCH a fabulous pout going. I imagine this to be an absolutely demanding, impossibly fun woman. Love her hank of gorgeous black hair, too.  Utterly delicious is what she is, she knows it  – -and we know it too.

The image you see is exactly what we used to produce the magnet.  (We include 1 free GypsyFaith sticker per order.)

All GypsyFaith magnets are double the strength of a normal refrigerator magnet; this magnet will hold several pieces of paper to a surface without sliding.  The surface is textured, so it does not scratch.  We developed it over a period of several years with our production partner in China.  It took us a long, long time to get to this PVC product.  Our intention, as we developed this product, was to make it as durable as our handmade magnet products were when we first began selling them more than 14 years ago.

Images used to make our magnets are scanned at 9600dpi resolution, reduced to 960dpi for production.

SIZE:  This magnet is exactly 1.835 x 2.362 inches OR 4.66 x 5.999 cm (It is about the size of the original matchcover.)

PACKAGING:  This magnet is packaged in a hard plastic container for retail sale, then we place it into the mailer.

It ships in a hand addressed, postage stamped padded mailer.

*We ship First Class US Mail for our customers domestic and international; for domestic orders the ship time is approximately 7 days.  We do not expedite shipping.  Cost for shipping, as well as tax, is calculated at checkout.


1.4 oz


10 × .3 × 7.5 in


500 in stock