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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Folks Shoe Shop

Shortly after the Virginia State, I took the train up to NYC with Sophia and Roxi, to take coaching with Eddie Simon at the Ball studio.

Our Adventure to New York was a one day trip, but I did find the time to check an item off my bucket list, viewing the famous Broadway Statues at the famous Folks Shoe Shop in Times Square. I've wanted to find these statues for years, as there are so many Broadway and Hollywood references to them. It wasn't until I started reading "The Astaires", that I learned that the statues are rather easy to locate, near the Fridays in Times Square. The building depicts the statues of Marilyn Miller, Ethel Barrymore, and Mary Pickford. The building is in a saddened state of arrested decay, but that actually makes it even more interesting once you discover them.

June 29, 2013

Just to update this story, on my return trip to NYC tho year, I walked past the old Folks Shoe Shop only to discover that the building is under construction and that the famous statues are gone!

The former Fridays restaurant is now gone. A sign that was posted said that the building will be converted into a makeup store.

1 comment:

  1. The statues are being conserved and will be reinstalled by the end of 2014.