The Magic Circle owns the original script for JN Maskelyne’s famous magical play Will, the Witch and the Watch. This is the play that brought Maskelyne’s Box Trick to the attention of the public. Anne traces the history of the play and paints a vivid picture of the story and how the magic fits into the plot.
Poster for the Fourth Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, 9, 10 and 11 November 1995.
This is the poster for the Fifth Los Angeles Conference on Magic History held on 6, 7, and 8 November 1997. This famous Maskelyne magic play was presented at the conference.
Poster advertising The 6th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History in 1999.
The trick, which was popular with the magician Imro Fox, involved two birds: one black and one white. During the trick the birds emerge from the pans with the wrong coloured head. By the end of the trick the birds are reunited with their correct heads. The last public performance for these dove pans was when they were loaned to Mike Caveney so that he could recreate the trick as part of the LA Conference on Magic History in 1999. The pans are nickel plated brass, made by an unknown manufacturer.