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Second Marriage

After the death of his first wife, Evelyn Enid Mary, in 1947, Jasper Maskelyne married again. Jasper Maskelyne and Evelyn Mary Scotcher...

Magical appointments

By the late 1920s, Jasper Maskelyne was fast becoming respected by his peers on his own merit and not just because of the magical dynasty...

Christmas Cabaret

In late 1938, almost two years after his first appearance on television, Jasper Maskelyne returned to the B.B.C. studios at Alexandra...

'Ball in Glass'

This image is an original version of magic dealer Jack Hughes' 'Ball in Glass' or 'Pentra-Spheres' trick. Designed in 1937, it was later...

Stories of Magic

Almost a decade before Jasper Maskelyne published White Magic (1936) and over two decades before Magic-Top Secret (1949), he wrote the...

The London Palladium

A playbill for an early summer variety show at the London Palladium featuring magician Jasper Maskelyne. Jasper headlined this 1931...

A new challenge

Jasper Maskelyne emigrated to Kenya after World War Two and was the first managing director of Kenya's National Theatre in Nairobi. The...

Interrogation!

General Johann von Ravenstein’s 21st Panzer Division was engaged in counterattacks against the Allies during Operation Crusader in World...

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