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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 newspaper and magazine adverts and on posters around the London Underground. Established in 1891, Harry Hall is still in business. #magician #jaspermaskelyne #warmagician #harryhallriding

New Theatre, Crewe

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

My first house

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

'Maskelyne's Book of Magic'

'Maskelyne's Book of Magic' was published in 1936. Containing instructions for simple magic tricks, how to present magic and stories of famous magicians, it was written by Jasper Maskelyne and Arthur Groom (ed.). #jaspermaskelyne #warmagician #magicians

On the radio

On 3 December 1937, Jasper Maskelyne appeared as a talking head on a B.B.C. radio broadcast titled 'Entertainment at St. George’s Hall, 1867-1937'. A celebration of St. George’s Hall in its 70th anniversary year, the programme took listeners on a journey through the history of St. George's, including its 28-years as the home of Maskelyne and Devant's Mysteries and Maskelyne’s Theatre of Mystery. Image credit: B.B.C. Radio Times. #jaspermaskelyne #warmagician #magician

Jasper's first wife

On 7 February 1925, Jasper Maskelyne got engaged to 20-year old Evelyn Home-Douglas, one of his on-stage assistants. The photo below was taken on the day of their engagement, in Regent's Park, London. They married on Midsummer's Day, 24 June 1926. #jaspermaskelyne #warmagician #magician

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