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Li Sing Foo

The Chung Ling Soo Mysteries. Peacock feather poster

The Chung Ling Soo Mysteries. Peacock feather poster

A half sheet poster printed by J. Weiner, London. The original black writing on the poster has been overprinted in black to read ‘The Chung Ling Soo Mysteries’. The performer was Li Sing Foo (Arthur Hortopp) who toured this show for a brief period following Soo’s death. For more information see ‘The Fairground Soo’ by Dean Arnold published by Mike Caveney’s Magic Words in 2015.

Chung Ling Soo Mysteries, The Birth of the Pearl

Chung Ling Soo Mysteries, The Birth of the Pearl

A half sheet poster printed by Weiners of Acton, London. The poster includes the name Val. Prince, presumably the artist. The half sheet poster has been overprinted with the word ‘Mysteries’. The performer was Li Sing Foo (Arthur Hortopp) who toured this show for a brief period following Soo’s death. For more information see ‘The Fairground Soo’ by Dean Arnold published by Mike Caveney’s Magic Words in 2015.

Chung Ling Soo poster overprinted by Li Sing Foo

Chung Ling Soo poster overprinted by Li Sing Foo

The half sheet poster has been overprinted to read: Li Sing Foo presents “A Dream of Wealth” The Chung Ling Soo Mysteries. Li Sing Foo was Arthur Hortopp who toured this show for a brief period following Soo’s death. For more information see ‘The Fairground Soo’ by Dean Arnold published by Mike Caveney’s Magic Words in 2015. The poster was printed by Val Prince.