Anne Goulden has used private letters from Charles Glenrose to Claude Chandler to paint a picture of the 1922 season in Aberystwyth. The letters provide an insight that would never be obtained from contemporary printed material. Despite Glenrose’s hope and optimism, it was a tough season.
The British Music Hall Society archive has a salaries book from the Leicester Palace. Anne Goulden lists the salaries of magicians and top acts of the time. She also shows the effect of the First World War on salaries.
Anyone who has tried to read Devant’s ‘My Magic Life’ knows that it can be frustrating and confusing because of the way it is organised – or not organised! Anne Goulden has produced a useful guided tour that tells you where aspects of Devant’s life can be found. Equally importantly, it tells you what can be ignored if you wish to concentrate only on Devant’s life.
Anne Goulden describes how Clive Maskelyne’s Speed Show touring company was reviewed by the press in Leamington Spa. These were not easy times for Clive.
Anne Goulden gave this talk at the IBM British Ring Convention, Bournemouth on 25 September 2014.
While Wyn toured with her parents in the 1920s, she collected autographs from many magicians and variety acts. Anne Goulden brings these characters to life in a well illustrated talk.
This newly written play by Jarek Adams was about Victorian magician J.N. Maskelyne. The play was reviewed by Anne Goulden in ‘The Magic Circular’, July 2014, page 195.
This poster was one of a number presented to attendees of the 5th European Magic History Conference in Hamburg, 28 – 31 August 2013. The speakers at the conference included Anne Goulden, then known as Anne Davenport.
These are tricks in a matchbox designed and produced by Wittus Witt. Copyright 1991. There are two versions: one with instructions in English and the other with instructions in German. Special thanks are given to John and Anne Davenport for help with the translation.
This was a gift from good friend Tony Middleton to Anne Davenport on 29 Oct 2013. The figure is by Jenny Kelm from Kastlekelm Miniatures.
This reproduction was made in the 1980s for when John and Anne Davenport included a demonstration of this trick in their talk for magic clubs on ‘The Davenport Story’. See Ref. no. N840 for the routine.