St. George’s Hall (Book)


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Behind The Scenes At England’s Home Of Mystery During the first third of the 20th Century, London was generally recognized as the focal point of the magic world. It could be argued that St. George’s Hall was largely responsible for this claim. The goal of most magicians was to eventually trod the hallowed boards at Maskelyne’s Theatre. Anne Davenport and John Salisse invite you to join them backstage where you can peek into the Maskelyne workshop where so many classic illusions first saw the light of day, eavesdrop on board meetings where egos and personalities often clashed and watch from the wings as the world’s top conjurors entertain generations of London theatre goers. It is a story that encompasses the loftiest heights of theatrical artistry as well as the darkest moments of a dying enterprise. It is quite simply the history of magic in England during its glorious golden age. Take a seat in the front row and watch as this incredible story slowly unfolds inside England’s home of mystery—St. George’s Hall. Hard bound, 474 pages with color plate pages. Published by Mike Caveney.

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