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Davenport Collection website e-news #17, March 2023

Davenport Collection website e-news #17, March 2023

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The March 2023 issue included:
– De Biere, The Sculptor’s Vision postcard.
– George Cooke of Maskelyne and Cooke.
– The Pea House Plot.
– A new theatre of magic for London?
– The Ju-Ju Stick by Frank Monaghan.
– Demon Wonder Wands.

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Poster from the Royalty Theatre of Magic, London. Christmas Season 1935-1936

Poster from the Royalty Theatre of Magic, London. Christmas Season 1935-1936

The Maskelynes produced their last Christmas Season shows in London for the season 1934-1935. Sadly, the business went into receivership in 1935. Chris Charlton decided to have a go at creating a new Theatre of Magic at the Royalty Theatre for the Christmas Season 1935-1936. Chris Charlton topped the bill which also included Fred Culpitt. This poster is full of press opinions.