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    George -- The Supreme Master of Magic (Otis Litho, Mid 1920s). Very Fine- on Linen. Poster (20" X 26.75").
    Born in Zainesville, Ohio, Grover G. George (1887-1958) developed a love for magic by watching illusionists Keller the Great and Howard Thurston at the old Schultz Opera House. By the 1920s, George was touring large, well respected theaters, but faced fierce competition from Thurston. In 1924, he made the key decision to leave the U.S., embarking on a hugely successful tour of Cuba, Central and South America. Although he attempted to return to American stages (as this poster heralds --"Triumphant American Tour"), George did not reach the same exalted status of "The Greatest Magician on Earth" that he had outside of the U.S. He retired in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he ran a prosperous business manufacturing projection machines for theaters. Although backed on linen, this poster has not received any touchup. Signs of handling include some edge wear, light fold wear, and mild horizontal creasing. There are minor paper lifts and minute chips in the bottom left corner and a very small post-backing stain in the top left border. Very Fine- on Linen.


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