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Maskelyne and Cooke Egyptian Hall programme, 31st consecutive year

31st consecutive year in London, 1903-1904. According to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness, Valadon introduced the illusion ‘Well I’m . . . !’ for the 1903 Christmas season. This programme is probably December 1903 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. This programme, unlike some, includes the part of Lady Kitty Greensward in the cast of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’. No mention is made of the coming move to St. George’s Hall.

Item Details

Size 4 pages, 225 x 295mm.
Date Probably December 1903 to mid 1904.
Acts Herr Valadon; Animated Photography introduced by Mr. Nevil Maskelyne with Mr. F. Cramer controlling the Mechanical Orchestra; the sketch 'The Philosopher's Stone'.
Ref no N2122 Pr.EH144