Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Original 1931 "Dante The Magician" Italian Program

In Posters and Prints > Magic Posters and Ephemera > Show & Tell.
austrohungaro's loves1226 of 3320Original Brush "The Hindu Basket" Stone Lithograph PosterA Vintage Linen 2 pc Dress w/ Bolo
11
Love it
0
Like it

CircuspostersCircusposters loves this.
geo26egeo26e loves this.
JewelsJewels loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
austrohungaroaustrohungaro loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
VintagefranVintagefran loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    From my private collection of Magic ephemera, this is an original program printed for Dante The Magician while he toured Italy in 1931. The cover is a stone lithograph and the complete program is in EXCELLENT condition! Dante placed an order for 20,000 copies of this book in June of 1931 while in Milano, Italy (Milan) This is one of the surviving copies.

    Inside the program, pictured, is The Cirkus Schumann Theatre located in Copenhagen, Denmark. This photo was taken of an earlier performance there by dante. Notice the striking 8-sheet sized posters out front along with and AMAZING 16 or 20-sheet poster above the entrance way. The theatre still stands today but hasn't held a circus performance since 1990.

    Dante toured the world with his show "Sim-Sala-Bim", including on Broadway. "Sim Sala Bim" was Dante's trademark which he used as his magic words. He was often billed as "King of Magicians".

    Dante made his last public appearance a week before his death at the combined convention of the Society of American Magicians and the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in Santa Barbara where he gave a lecture about his tours. He died at his Northridge ranch in San Fernando Valley (near Los Angeles) of a heart attack on June 16, 1955.

    logo
    Magic Posters and Ephemera
    See all
    1865 SUPERSTITIONS OF WITCHCRAFT Occult Satanism Devil Worship Black Magic Demon
    1865 SUPERSTITIONS OF WITCHCRAFT Oc...
    $50
    1920 Myths BABYLONIA & ASSYRIA OCCULT Witchcraft ISHTAR Demonology Babylon Magic
    1920 Myths BABYLONIA & ASSYRIA OCCU...
    $59
    1930 HISTORY OF THE DEVIL Demonology Witchcraft Satan Antique Occult Magic Pacts
    1930 HISTORY OF THE DEVIL Demonolog...
    $26
    MAGIC BOOK The Vernon Chronicles. Further Lost Inner Secrets by Stephen Minch
    MAGIC BOOK The Vernon Chronicles. F...
    $46
    logo
    1865 SUPERSTITIONS OF WITCHCRAFT Occult Satanism Devil Worship Black Magic Demon
    1865 SUPERSTITIONS OF WITCHCRAFT Oc...
    $50
    See all

    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      I love your poster and your research. Thank you for sharing your private collection.
    2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Love the power of this poster, the amazing graphics that still now disturb me!
      Great post and very interesting comment.
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!!!
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      bratjdd, thank you very much for the love and comment.
    5. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      valentino97, thank you for the kind words and I am glad you love my growing collection and appreciate the history of Magicians such as Dante.
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      virginia.vintage, thanks for the kind words and appreciation for the Art of these Magic relics. If this image disturbs you, you may not want to venture too deep into my collection as some posters are much more dark and sinister, but then again these are the BEST and most striking images in my opinion. Please try and enjoy them for what they are and once were.
    7. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      SEAN68, thanks for the comment buddy! Always appreciated, hope you are well.
    8. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      So sorry zguy2112, this is one of my language mistakes .
      I know my english its not good and sometimes a shame.
      "Disturb" isnt the best verb, in spanish the expression its : "me conmociona, me mueve el piso" I told you in the best mood, with yoy and all my respect so I hope you can understand me. Belive me, I enjoy so much watching this fantastic artwork.
      Many thanks for your words to me too.
    9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Ps: Joy :)
    10. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      Virginia.vintage,
      No worries girl I understand and appreciate your enjoyment of my collection. I see you are from Uruguay, my ex girlfriend is from Florianopolis so she understands only broken English and uses similar words to express herself and describe her feelings. All good, thank you.
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome Zguy and I hope your well also!! :)
    12. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Oh, so you have experience on it.
      Many thanks for understand me :)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.