Original Vintage ca. 1953 Virgil World Famous Magician Magic Poster - original 30" x 13 1/4" poster
2c Posters
 (1953)
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#1445
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Original Vintage ca. 1953 Virgil World Famous Magician poster Julie shot from cannon GGA

World Tour Direct from America!, Virgil, World Famous Magician and Company featuring Julie, America's Sweetheart of Magic, 30" x 13 1/4" poster, circa 1953, printed by Rangam Bros., Madras: "The Great Cannon Mystery": Wonderful example of 1950s vintage magician posters with good girl art. They don't print colors like this any more. Selling as is pictured. See all 8 pics. Pictures are part of the description. Ships rolled.


CONDITION:
Edge worn with chips, tears and creasing; has several creases; light and minor foxing across 'Virgil' letters; 1/4" snag tear at V in 'Virgil'; couple edge tears do effect image; minor tone to image right abouve cannon; still, better than sounds and the wear adds to the charm; still retains nice color
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
From MagicPedia

Virgil

Born Virgil Harris Mulkey July 17, 1900 Eugene, Oregon
Died October 12, 1989 (age 89) Olympia, Washington

Virgil (1900-1989) toured the United States from coast-to-coast many times during the 1930's and 40's, appearing in hundreds of theaters, colleges, civic and school auditoriums annually.

Contents
1 Biography
2 Awards and honors
3 Books
4 References
Biography
Leaving the University of Oregon just months before graduating in 1925, Virgil, began his career in vaudeville with 850 pounds of equipment.

In 1927, Virgil became friends with MacDonald Birch playing the same territories year after year.

In 1929, he became part-owner of a motion picture theater in Port Townsend, Washington. Virgil accidentally injured an young girl named Julie Capriotti who came up to help him on stage. Virgil felt so badly about the accident that he started visiting her. Through this incident they fell in love and married in 1931. That year, Virgil and Julie hit the road with a 10-ton full evening show of magic and illusions.

Cover of Genii (1948)
Features of the show were his original Canary In Lightbulb effect, his original version of P.T. Selbit's "Sawing" illusion (which later inspired Alan Wakeling's version) and he and Julie's performance of The Spirit Cabinet.

In 1952, Virgil carried his 33-ton show consisting of 20 illusions, 120 costumes, and 19 full sets of scenery to New Zealand as the start a world tour which lasted five years; touring Australia, Tasmania, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, India, England and Ireland until 1957.

Returning to America, Virgil and Julie continued touring the U.S. and Canada annually through 1978. The couple retired to the home they had built in 1965 overlooking Boston Harbor in Olympia, Washington.

Awards and honors
In April of 1967, Ring 70 of the IBM paid tribute by adopting the name "The Great Virgil and Julie Ring."
1971 awarded "Master Fellowship" from the Academy of Magical Arts
Books
The Great Virgil by David Charvet with Julie (1991)
References
Photos The Dynamic Virgils Genii 1945 April
Cover Genii 1948 August
Cover Genii 1956 August
Cover Genii 1968 February
The Virgil World Tour (as related by Virgil to Irving Desfor), Genii 1964 March, vol. 28, no. 7 to Genii 1964 November, vol. 29, no. 3.
Obit Genii 1989 July
Julie Capriotti Obit Genii 2000 April
http://magicpostcards.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/virgil/