Tropics Does Something to Everybody Beverly Hills Matchbook Magnet (MM131)

This book has mystic properties, all drippy and dark with 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, and dreamy and full of beautiful people.

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