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Houdini| Harry Houdini| Houdini v The Frauds| Maskelyne, Cooke & Devant| Magic & Cinema| Georges Méliès|
Maskelyne and Cooke: Egyptian Hall, London, 1873–1904, by George A. Jenness, 1967
Nevil Maskelyne and George A. Cooke were key figures in the magical entertainment scene in London at the end of the 19th Century. Their Egyptian Hall was a starting point for performers including David Devant, and was one of the venues where early film shows found a regular home in the repertoires of the resident magicians.
The Old Library, The University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, Devon, UK EX4 4SB
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