Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 29th consecutive year
29th consecutive year, 1901-1902. The bill includes the sketch ‘The Entranced Fakir’, the first performance of which was on 6 April 1901, according to the book on the Maskelynes at the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness. The date must therefore be no earlier than this. It was in ‘The Entranced Fakir’ that Maskelyne first showed his latest, world beating, levitation. J.N. Maskelyne’s plate spinning and Valadon were also on the bill. Animated Photographs were presented by Mr. E.A. Maskelyne and accompanied by the Mechanical Orchestra.