The poster advertises the IBM British Ring show at the time of a Northampton convention. The bill includes George Davenport “Magic of 1933”, the man who swallows razor blades.
This was a show from the British Ring No. 25 of The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Although Lewis Davenport is shown topping the bill, he did not appear as he had a week’s engagement in Northampton. George Davenport appeared in the show. He is billed as Gilly Gilly in magic of 1932.
The collection contains cine film taken by the family, much of it from the 1930s. The film has been transferred to tape, and more recently converted to an electronic form, in order to preserve the images. During this process some of the more interesting frames have been printed out as photographs. The magician on the top sheet of photographs shown here is Gus Davenport performing in Berlin in 1937. The face of Ottokar Fischer can be seen in one of the photographs lower down in the pile.