The show was given at Sandringham House by the distinguished favour of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. As might be imagined, Maskelyne and Cooke gained excellent publicity from this show. Over the years they made good use of the title ‘Royal Illusionists and Antispiritualists’.
Presented by The Los Angeles Consistory, Valley of Los Angeles, Orient of California.
This giveaway lists three performers in the St. George’s Hall show: Warwick Pryce; Charles Morritt; E.A. Maskelyne. On the evidence of the programmes in the Davenport Collection, all these performers and the listed illusions were in the show in October 1913. The pillar box illusion was introduced by Morritt in June 1913 under the name ‘From Pillar to Post’. Shortly afterwards the name was changed to ‘Another Pillar Box Mystery’.
The bill includes Lewis Davenport. Programmes of this type have the printer’s date at the bottom right of the front page. Also given is the fact that 1750 were printed. The date when this programme was presented to the public is not given. The pages illustrated are 1, 3, 4 and 8.
The acts on the programme are spread over several pages. The second illustration shown here is a compilation of the relevant parts of each page. Note that the second half of the programme is “Hullo Maskelyne” invented, written and produced by Oswald Williams.
The printer’s date is 21 July 1930.
The printer’s date on this programme is 7 March 1907.
The printer’s date is 5 February 1909.
The printer’s date is 12 December 1911.
The bill includes Jasper Maskelyne.