PAUL, JOHNNY -- MT272
 (1935)
In Collection
#215
10*
Conjuring
Magic coin / token
Token / Coin 
PAUL, JOHNNY -- MT272

LOCATION: Cicero, Illinois
DATE: 1935
OBV: "JOHNNY PAUL'S / MAGIC / LOUNGE / 4820 WEST / CERMAK / ROAD / CICERO, ILLINOIS."
REV: "GOOD FOR / .25 / IN DRINKS
COMPOSITION: BR,R8,V6 26-S

Information From:
Magicians' Tokens And Related Items
An Illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities.
by F. William Kuethe, Jr.
TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)



Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
A brass Good For bar token from Johnny Paul's Magic Lounge- 4820 West Cermak Rd. Cicero, Illinois. The obverse of this piece reads, Good For 25 cents in Drinks Only, while the reverse has the name and address of this fine establishment. It's size is slightly larger than a U.S. quarter. It is in very fine circulated condition.

Johnny Paul was born and raised in Chicago. In the 1930's he started doing close-up magic at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, becoming one of America's first bar magicians. In 1946 he opened Johnny Paul's Magic Lounge just outside of Chicago (4820 W. Cermak Rd. is just over the border, west of Cicero Ave.) and had his own 30 minute TV show. He later opened two supper clubs in California and moved to Las Vegas in 1959. He became the featured magician at the Showboat Hotel in 1962, performing as "The Amusing and Confusing Johnny Paul". He was later the hotel's entertaiment director.