Posted 5 years ago
This is an original Dante stone lithograph from my private collection of Magic posters. This poster advertised Dante's Mystery Revue show at the Lewisham Hippodrome Theatre located in South London on Monday June 21, 1937. The theatre no longer exists.
This is a very rare poster and is in excellent condition considering the age and the fact that it was actually displayed to advertise the show, a true piece of advertising history. This poster is a half-sheet measuring approximately 20" x 30".
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.
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".