On 9 February 2012 Anne Goulden gave this talk at the British Music Hall study group in London. It follows Lewis Davenport’s performing career from around 1900 to around 1930 and explains how he juggled his time between his magic business, music hall work, and other performances. On the way it provides an overview of the different types of variety entertainment during the period.

The bill includes Les Davenports,The Magician and the other Fellow, presenting an original comedy conjuring act. The act consisted of Lewis Davenport and Dave Dwyer, the brother of his first wife Julia. Julia had sadly died of tuberculosis.