Al Saal
2 Photographs
In Collection
Magician Al Saal signed photograph-In top hat with card fancirca 1950s-v.FINE-

An 8 by 10 inch photo of Magician Al Saal it top hat, white tie, with a card fan. Autographed on bottom right:

"Best wishes to you Howard
Magically Yours -- Al Saal"

DATE: Circa 1950s
SIZE: 8 by 10 inches.
COND: Bend in lower right as seen in scanned image. All in otherwise very Fine, almost MINT condition.
Product Details
Extras Autographed, Inscribed
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
From Magicpedia, courtesy of Genii Magazine:

Al Saal (1891-1962) was an undertaker in Toledo, Ohio, and one of the star performers at early International Brotherhood of Magicians conventions. He was one of the first magicians to do a full-length manipulation act with lighted cigarettes. Saal gave his first show when he was eighteen years old and later learned shadowgraphy from Theodore Bamberg (Okito). Dressed in a Spanish costume and wearing a turned-up mustache, he performed card and cigarette manipulations. He was one of the first to use fluorescent paint on playing cards, combining black art with card manipulations, gaining the title of "The Man With The Lights". He was the organizer and the first secretary of the Toledo Magicians Club and Territorial Representative in the Toledo area for the I.B.M. A close friend with W. W. Durbin, Saal eventually retired from performing to become a funeral director in Toledo