Jack and Charlie’s 21 Club ELDorado 5-6500 Matchbook Magnet (MM73)
This place, owned by cousins Jack and Charlie was first called Red Head, and was a speakeasy in Greenwich Village. Then the club scampered around New York City under multiple names and in many spots before permanently settling on West 52nd Street. During prohibition the club adopted an elaborate scheme to Avoid trouble during the multiple times it was raided by police. The whole bar had a system of levers that could be manipulated to tip and send all the liquor bottles directly into New York City sewers. One of the sexiest bits of the club’s history is that during Christmas some of the elite clientele would receive specially designed signature silk scarves with the club logo way before it was customary to give away swag. It’s also pretty damn cool that hidden in the ginormous basement cellars of 21 were the personal wine collections of everyone from Sophia Loren, Earnest Hemmingway, and Elizabeth Taylor to Marilyn Monroe and Gloria Vanderbilt. Bad ass!
This is easily one of the top 3 matchcovers in our collection. We literally cannot keep up with the orders for this one. My father’s lifelong best friend, Johnny Moore, has a beautiful wife who looked a lot like a Hollywood starlette in her young lady days. When we first produced this cover she snatched it up and began to reminisce about her nightclubbing weekends in Manhattan. SUCH a sexy cover.
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.