'Madam Marie' fortune teller's booth (made internationally famous by name check in Bruce Springsteen's song '4th of July'), Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, this photo, early 1980s [photo © Ted Polhemus]

From Wikipedia - Marie Castello Marie Castello (May 25, 1915[1] – June 27, 2008), who was known as Madam Marie, was an American fortune teller and psychic reader who worked on the Asbury Park, New Jersey, boardwalk from 1932[1] until 2008.[2]Madam Marie was the longest running tenant on the Asbury Park boardwalk.[2] Castello was a fixture in Asbury Park for decades, telling fortunes on and off at her tiny booth on the boardwalk which is nicknamed The Temple of Knowledge.[2] She read the fortunes of celebrities ranging from Judy Garland to Bruce Springsteen.[2] According to accounts, Castello reportedly told Springsteen that he would be a huge success.[2] Springsteen later joked that she told all her musician clients the same thing.[2] Springsteen mentioned Castello in his 1973 song, "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"

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