George Mozart (1864-1947) was a musician and burlesque comedian. He wasn’t one of the top music hall stars, but he had a long, successful career as an entertainer. In the 1920s he worked for the Maskelynes at St George’s Hall. His road to success is a fascinating story which tells us much about life as an entertainer in late 19th and early 20th century Britain. Click here to enter his world.
In 1944 Paul Freeman had the incredible experience of being sold a magic prop by Will Goldston, wrapped up in a Servais Le Roy poster. Click below to join Paul for his account of this transaction and what Paul subsequently discovered about the poster, Adolph Friedländer the lithographic printer, and the performer Servais Le Roy.
The poster advertises the IBM British Ring show at the time of a Northampton convention. The bill includes George Davenport “Magic of 1933”, the man who swallows razor blades.
This reproduction poster was one of a number presented to attendees of the 5th European Magic History Conference in Hamburg, 28 – 31 August 2013.
The bill includes Gus Davenport, the novelty illusionist.
This cine-variety bill includes the most expensive engagement of the Davenport Duo and Wynne comedy illusionists.
The poster gives details of the Maskelyne & Cooke show. The poster date is not known but, based on Monday 29 July, the year must be 1869, 1872 or 1878.
The bill includes Lewis Davenport the mysterious supported by Wynne in a series of bewildering novelties.
The bill includes Lewis Davenport the Bewilderist presenting a series of bewildering novelties assisted by Winifred Wynne.
The bill includes Lewis Davenport the Bewilderest presenting a series of bewildering novelties. Assisted by Winifred Wynne.