Advertisement for Mr. Walter Booth: entertainer and magician with a career in early cinema

This is one page from a Maskelyne and Cooke’s Entertainment Bureau brochure, the cover of which is also illustrated. This item on Booth contains a clear photograph of him, which is significant because, as at 2020, it is one of only two known photographs of him which allows early cinema historians to identify Booth when he appears in early films. It had long been suspected that a magician in the films was Booth, but there was no firm evidence. For the other photograph, click on Walter Booth below. For still more information on Booth visit his Wikipedia page.


Size 205 x 155mm
Date Circa 1900
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N1930 Ep.Other43