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Marvelli

Film of Marvelli show, Berlin, 1937 convention

Film of Marvelli show, Berlin, 1937 convention

The German Magic Circle (Magischer Zirkel Deutschland) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a congress in Berlin. The Davenport family – Lewis, Wynne and Gus – were there. This film of Marvelli’s show at the convention was taken by F.A. Brandt. At the convention Marvelli was awarded the ‘Ring des Magischen Zirkels’. The illustrations here are of Marvelli and the ring (credit: Magie, May 1937).

Film from the 1937 German Magic Circle convention, Berlin

Film from the 1937 German Magic Circle convention, Berlin

The German Magic Circle (Magischer Zirkel Deutschland) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a congress in Berlin. The Davenport family – Lewis, Wynne and Gus – were there. Gus Davenport conveyed greetings from magicians in Great Britain and entered, and won, a competition. This film, taken by F.A. Brandt, captures the proceedings and includes shots of many notables such as Helmut Schreiber, Marvelli and Ottokar Fischer. Brandt’s film has been edited in this version so as to avoid divulging magic secrets.

Marvelli

Marvelli

The poster advertises Marvelli performing at sim sala bonn ’91. Olof Becher performed under the name Marvelli, having purchased equipment from Fredo Marvelli. The poster artist was Hanjo Schnug. Associated with the poster is an A4 sheet which gives information on Marvelli’s shows and the availability of the poster in different sizes.