The bill includes Fred Culpitt.
At this time Noel Maskelyne was the Managing Director of Maskelyne’s Ltd. Noel and Mary Maskelyne were on the bill.
This programme is in the Paul Kieve Collection. We are grateful for his permission in 2019 to display it on this website. The programme lists 14 items which can be found by clicking on View Details.
The illustration is of an Empire, Penge programme dated 28 August 1933. It contains an advertisement on page 5 for “So This is Maskelyne” for the next week. Jasper Maskelyne was in this show so he was there for the week beginning 4 September 1933.
The bill includes Edward Victor, shadowgraphist, assisted by Eileen O’Connor.
The programme is for David Devant’s Entertainment ‘direct from Maskelyne and Cooke’s Egyptian Hall, London’. The performance included songs, dancing, a ventriloquial sketch, animated photographs and Devant’s Zauberwunder!. The reader is warned that ‘this programme is subject to frequent alteration’. Mr Walter R. Booth provides the vent. sketch and is also part of Zauberwunder. The back page names Mr Booth as the Stage Manager for Devant’s animated photograph entertainments. The photograph of Booth in the programme is significant because, as at 2020, it is one of only two known photographs of him which allows early cinema historians to identify Booth when he appears in early films. It had long been suspected that a magician in the films was Booth, but there was no firm evidence. For more information, click on the name Walter Booth below.
This Stoll Herald, Vol. 16, No. 35, advertises the show starting the week of 2 September 1935. It includes a quarter page on Jasper Maskelyne.
The Great Raymond in ‘Magic and Mystery’, 7 and 8 April. Year unknown.
The date 12 February 1877 is written on the cover. There is no reason to doubt this.
The date is no earlier than August 1882, but it could be into 1883. The earliest date is set because dates in August are mentioned in an advertisement on page 4.