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Original 1940 Dante The Magician Window Card

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    Posted 5 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    This is a very rare, original stone lithograph window card for Dante The Magician from my private collection of Magic posters. This window card was used to advertise Dante's Magic show at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut beginning on Nov. 11, 1940. The theatre still stands today.

    Dante (1883-1955) was born Harry August Jansen in Denmark. He emigrated to the U.S. as a small boy. He started out in magic as an illusion builder, later building for famous Magician Howard Thurston.

    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.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning poster buddy!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Extremely cool zguy!!!
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Awesome poster!
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thank you guys, your comments are always appreciated. This is an EXCELLENT poster for my collection, couldn't be happier with the find! Be well guys.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      zguy, your poster collection rocks!! BTW, I've posted 3 new pics of my 2002. Thought you might want to see them. Nice collection you have here my friend!!!
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thanks jscotto363, I need to start collecting BMWs next!
    7. Circusposters Circusposters, 5 years ago
      GREAT poster! What a find!
    8. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Yeah, this is a KEEPER! Thanks Circusposters.

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