Downey, California: Carpeteria Genies (Gone)


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Carpeteria Genies - Vague Recollections

I remember the Carpeteria Genies quite well. When I was a kid, we had a Carpeteria here in Downey, that had one of these genies(very similiar to Muffler Men). They had turbans on their heads and pointed genie shoes, and were featured in Carpeteria TV commercials. I spoke with a representative at Carpeteria Inc. about these fiberglass genies several months back. He said the genie was no longer the logo, but there still was one left at the store on Hollywood and Vine. Figured it would still be there -- I went about a month later to get a picture and, wouldn't you know it, the store had moved two weeks prior. The manager at the new store had no idea what became of the genie. I'd really like to find out what became of all these figures. Wonder if they're in storage somewhere.

[Slim 150, 07/15/1997]

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