Tropics Does Something to Everybody Beverly Hills Matchbook Magnet
This book has mystic properties, all drippy and dark with sexy, dangerous women. It’s a hugely popular matchbook. I drew every single flower by hand so it took forever. This place was owned by Harry Sugarman, who arrived in the US and then opened places in LA that catered to motion picture people. Many of his matchcovers show a monkey covering its eyes, and alongside that was the motto, “These characters represent a policy of the house.” He had a celebrity themed drink menu with drinks named for Barbara Stanwyck, Ceasar Romero, and Lana Turner, among others. I lived in LA for more than a decade, and this cover epitomizes all that’s wonderful about it. You can be anything there. LA is fanciful, ridiculous, dreamy, a place of power, and truly sexy.
We include the image of the original matchbook before we edited it for commercial production. I keep a scan of each matchbook in our collection. We have about 4000 matchcovers. It’s interesting to see what the little matchbook looked like when it was discovered.
All prices include free shipping in the US.
Size: 46mm x 60mm
GypsyFaith Matchbook Magnets are exceptionally strong, double the strength of a regular fridge magnet. They are made of PVC, and have texture on the surface. They will not fade or scratch easily. They are nothing at all like cheaper, smooth surfaced magnets that you find everywhere. These are GypsyFaith’s own designs; no one sells our magnets but us. We developed our matchbook magnets over 4 years. Our pricing is dependent on the shipping charges. There is a lower cost for each magnet after the first one.
1st Magnet – $10, free shipping to USA (plus tax)
2nd Magnet – $8.60, free shipping to USA (charge is $18.60 plus local tax)
3rd Magnet – $7.65, free shipping to USA + a free GypsyFaith Magnet (charge is $26.25 plus local tax)
ALL additional magnets – $7.30 each, free shipping. Total charge depends on number ordered. (For example, if you order a total of 4 magnets, you’ll receive free shipping, a free GypsyFaith magnet, and the total would be $33.55, plus local tax. For each additional magnet you will pay the same price, $7.30, so you can determine the total cost yourself.)