Rambling observations on books, history, movies, transit, obsolete technology, baseball, and anything else that crosses my mind.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Magic #3 -- March 5, 2011
To play the Palace in New York was the height of accomplishment in vaudeville. Le Roy-Talma-Bosco were a popular team of magicians. Servais Le Roy was a Belgian magician. Talma (Mary Ford) was his wife and an expert coin manipulator. Bosco was the rotund comic relief. There were several Boscos over the years. John Bosco is the patron saint of magicians.
Headliner Irene Franklin was a singer who performed for many years with accompanist Burt Green. Kathleen Clifford was a male impersonator.
The ad is from the New York Tribune 05-December-1915.