The box from S. Georges, Theatrical & Sports repro-Photographic Artist, 14 Green Street contained nine publicity photographs as illustrated here. Note that Will Goldston also had his shop at 14 Green Street.
This stamp came into the Davenport Collection when Davenports bought Goldston’s business in the 1940s.
This talk covers new insights into the private and business lives of Goldston. It is based on a study of the Goldston archives within the Davenport Collection as well as new research undertaken by Fergus. The story is a fascinating one, brought to life with many illustrations. The talk starts by solving the mystery of where Goldston was born.
Many know the name Chevalier Thorn, but few of us know his story. Paul Freeman’s research has pulled together a revealing picture of the man and his magic. From his birth in 1853 to his death in 1928 there were huge changes in the world of magic. Thorn’s accomplishments contributed to these changes and deserve wider recognition. Paul Freeman’s talk will do much to rectify this. Click here to download the PDF based on his talk.
In 1944 Paul Freeman had the incredible experience of being sold a magic prop by Will Goldston, wrapped up in a Servais Le Roy poster. Click below to join Paul for his account of this transaction and what Paul subsequently discovered about the poster, Adolph Friedländer the lithographic printer, and the performer Servais Le Roy.
Roberta visited Britain as an American teenager in 1931with her parents and sister. Her charm and quality of magic made quite an impact, not least at the first convention of the I.B.M. British Ring in Cheltenham. In Britain she is largely unknown today, and Brian tells the story of how a photograph resulted in a journey of discovery to find out more about this talented young lady. Join Brian on his quest for more information below.
Growing up in the Davenport family, Gus was surrounded by magic performances and the manufacture and sale of magic. Fortunately, he embraced it. This short article describes Gus the man and the personality and skills that led him to particular styles of performing.
The photographs are of Arthur Margery, Herbert Milton, HRH Princess Mary at Milton’s performance, Robert Harbin, John Mulholland, Arnold Crowther and Leslie Wilson. The artwork appears in the book next to page 37.
This came from Goldston’s shop in Green Street, London.
Unknown artist. The artwork was reproduced as part of a large order form for the book ‘Great Magicians Tricks’ collected by Will Goldston, 1931.