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Goodnight Mr. Dante by Val Andrews

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Details: “This is not just a biography, but an insight into Dante the Magician and also Dante the man and forms a part of theatrical history.” Dante was the stage name for Harry A. Jansen (“Dante the Magician”) 1883 – 1955.  Biographical with insight into one of the worlds greatest illusionists who carried tons of equipment around the world in order to amaze audiences. We personally assisted him for a short time during 1954, a year prior to his death.

Contents (from book ToC):

v The Author’s acknowledgements
vii A special ‘Thank-you’ to Dante
ix Author’s preface
xi Prologue: Hollywood California 1955

1 Chapter 1 Karim
4 Chapter 2 The Windy City (Chicago in the Nineties)
6 Chapter 3 Enter Herrmann the Great (Chicago in the Nineties)
10 Chapter 4 Horace Goldin (Chicago at the turn of the century)
14 Chapter 5 Edna (Chicago America and the World 1905-1911)
19 Chapter 6 Daddy Lyons (Australia 1911)
22 Chapter 7 Halton and Jansen (America 1917 to 1920)
24 Chapter 8 Sawing a Woman in Half (America the early twenties)
27 Chapter 9 Dante (America 1926)
30 Chapter 10 Sim Sala Bim (America and the World late twenties)
33 Chapter 11 Stalin’s Russia (USSR 1930)
36 Chapter 12 Navigation by Magic (The High Seas 1930)
40 Chapter 13 Karim Again (India early thirties)
42 Chapter 14 Moi-Yo-Miller(Australia 1933)
44 Chapter 15 Charles Knight (Australia 1933)
47 Chapter 16 Enter Murray (Paris 1934)
49 Chapter 17 Will Goldston (London 1935)
52 Chapter 18 Triumph! (London and Great Britain 1935-1939)
55 Chapter 19 Hermann Goering (Berlin 1939)
57 Chapter 20 A Café in Berlin (1939)
60 Chapter 21 September ’39
62 Chapter 22 On Broadway to tears and laughter (New York 1939)
64 Chapter 23 El Rancho Dante (California 1940) Laurel and Hardy
67 Chapter 24 The Understudy (California 1942)
69 Chapter 25 You Belong to My Heart (Mexico City 1942)
71 Chapter 26 Back to Sanity (California 1945)
73 Chapter 27 London Again (London and Great Britain 1946/47)
75 Chapter 28 The Iron Curtain (Great Britain 1948)
77 Chapter 29 Foolies of 1949 (USA 1949)
79 Chapter 30 Finale (USA 1955)
84 A Word on Dante Allow Me (Val Andrews)
88 Sim Sala Bim – A Description of the Dante Show
109 Epilogue

  • Publisher: Goodliffe
  • Pages: 111
  • Location: Worcestershire, England
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 1978
  • Binding: hardbound

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1 review for Goodnight Mr. Dante by Val Andrews

  1. Dante

    The Great Dante

    This is a wonderful book, as the life it describes. Say no More.

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