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 2000 were printed. The date when this programme was presented to the public is not given. The pages illustrated are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8.
Programmes of this type have the printer’s date at the bottom left of the third page. The date when this programme was presented to the public is not given. The pages illustrated are 1, 12 and a compilation of pages which together show the billing matter for all the acts.
Date and location of theatre unknown.
The bill includes Jasper Maskelyne. The programme has the bill spread over a number of pages, interspersed by advertisements. One of the images is a compilation which shows all the acts with their billing, as it is shown in the programme.
The printer’s date is 12 December 1911.
The printer’s date is 23 September 1920.
Roy Lester and Claude Cingalee present “SHAKE IT FROM HERE”. The bill includes The Great Cingalee and Company.
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 Price; 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’.