[Ephemera] Collection of magic-related ephemera. From the files of Paul Fox, and including brochures, programs, handbills, clipping and advertisements primarily from the 1930s and 40s. Included are colorful brochures for magicians who played important roles in Fox's tutelage as a magician, among them Karl German, and S.S. Henry, as well as other well-known magicians of the day that Fox encountered as a young man both growing up in Ohio and while living in Chicago and Colorado. Other performers represented include Harry Blackstone, Sr. (programs and souvenir booklet), McDonald Birch, Hardeen (brother of Houdini), Leslie Guest, J.B. Bobo, Mel-Roy, Al Saal, and Luis Zingone. Also included are flyers and pictorial advertisements for various magic shops and dealers, including L.L. Ireland, Abbott's Magic Co., Thayer, Max Holden and the Chicago Magic Company. Some items bear signatures or inscriptions to Fox. Over 150 pieces. Condition generally good. Should be seen.
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