had been located at 450 Castro Street (the '30s), 25 Powell Street
(the '40s), 216 Powell Street (the '50s), 171 O'Farrell Street
(the '60s) and, finally, 222 Powell Street.
It is also possible that Dance Art was in the Warfield Building for
a short time.
place was full of magic. Sequins, beads, cloth of silver, gold,
metallic shining stuff. What I loved most were the feathers. Turkey or
marabou feathers , small ones and magnificent large ones. Feathers
of all sorts of birds could be found there.
It was a delight to the eyes to see all the fancy
stuff they sold there. We spent hours searching out the perfect
feather or bead, whatever to help us complete whatever art or costume piece
we were working on at the time. I bought little bells there that
I would attach to my clothing so that as I walked the little bells would
chime and I loved it.
I still miss that place which closed long ago and
was replaced by the usual camera and electronic shops that we have
such an abundance of. Mostly there to rip off the tourists or any
other fools who wander in.
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