Saturday, March 12, 2011

Original Dante Souvenir Program - Ebay Item of the Week

From the Ebay Auction:
"This is an original souvenir program that was sold during Dante's "Sim-Sala-Bim" magic shows in the 1940s. Its subtitle is "50 Tricks For Everybody." The red, black and white cover is beautiful and is suitable for framing.

The program contains biographies and nice photographs of Dante (Harry August Jansen) and Moi-Yo Miller. Also includes advise for potential magicians and a $10,000 challenge to any show that could equal its success. There are around 50 simple magic tricks explained, horoscopes, an essay titled "The Truth About The Hindu Rope Trick," a letter from Howard Thurston, and many press clippings.

It is a 28-page, saddle stitched, 9x12 inch program with many photographs and illustrations. Excellent condition."

CLICK HERE for more information or to place a bid.

Dante (Harry A. Jansen) was Howard Thurston's "Minor League" franchise act. While Thurston played in the U.S. to great demand, Dante took the same show on tour around the world. Click here for more information on Dante.

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