Monday, September 20, 2010

Fortune Telling Machines

Remember these? Fortune telling machines with animatronic figures inside of mysterious Gypsies, Swamis, or Wizards? We know these purveyors of destiny are just robots, lifeless mannequins. . . aren't they? Why does it seem that they are smirking at you? Did those eyes just move? 

Disneyland's famous Esmeralda 
I have been having my fortune told by her for over 40 years!

What is your favorite Fortune Telling Machine story?


Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I love the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks! He uses Zoltar for his wish! They really are super cool =-]

The Josie Baggley Company said...

MY story is ....I WANT ONE! :)

Rainey J

Wendy =i= said...

I've posted my favorite fortune teller machines from the past.
I understand they've moved the machines to Fisherman's Wharf. There was nothing like the funky, atmospheric old Cliff House basement!

Anonymous said...

There is a small Victorian town, Echuca, which has a heritage listed fun fair (and paddle steamers!!). Complete with a cool fortune telling machine! This makes me think I should visit Echuca again... :)

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