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'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...

The Transit of Venus

One of Jasper Maskelyne's regular tricks was 'The Transit of Venus.' Invented by magician David Lymer, it was marketed by magic dealer...

Sands of the Desert

Jasper Maskelyne performing 'The Sands of the Desert trick'. Originated in the early 19th Century, it sees the magician stir different...

Man about town

In the late 1930s, Jasper Maskelyne was recruited to promote clothing company Harry Hall Ltd. Dressed in their suits, he appeared in...

New Theatre, Crewe

A pre-war poster advertising 'Jasper Maskelyne, The Royal Command Magician and Company, in A Melange of Magic'. #jaspermaskelyne...

My first house

Jasper Maskelyne was born at 88 Trinity Road, Wandsworth in London, England (a few minutes walk from Tooting Bec tube station)....

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