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Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 31st consecutive year

31st consecutive year in London, 1903-1904. This programme is probably early to mid 1904 because it does not include Walter Graham or Martin Chapender who appeared in the show after 1 August 1904, according to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness. It also includes on page three ‘In the course of a few months, the Egyptian Hall, the oldest place of entertainment in London, will be demolished’. It mentions ‘Next Autumn’ for the transfer to St. George’s Hall. This confirms the date as 1904. This programme, unlike some, does not include the part of Lady Kitty Greensward in the cast of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 220 x 295mm.
Date Probably early to mid 1904.
People ,
Acts Herr Valadon; Animated Photography introduced by Mr. E.A. Maskelyne with Mr. F. Cramer controlling the Mechanical Orchestra; 'The Philosopher's Stone' sketch.
Ref no N2126 Pr.EH148