Maine RenFaire

Looking for something to do this summer?  By July we should be well into the After Times, so — look for the Before Times with the Maine Renaissance Faire. Four days:  July 17, 18, 24, and 25. This is a lot of fun, great performances, interesting food, and a wonderful site.  One of the performersContinue reading “Maine RenFaire”

Krush the Kaiser!

So there I was, reading the 02 November 1918 issue of The Billboard (which is now called just “Billboard,” originally a newspaper for folks who stuck up handbills on walls), when I saw this ad: https://archive.org/details/billboard30-1918-11 “KRUSH THE KAISER” New York is going wild over this novelty and the craze is spreading all over theContinue reading “Krush the Kaiser!”

Storyteller in Vernon Hills, Il

Stories Old and New with Meg Macdonald, Friday, June 21st, 11:00 AM at Barbara’s Bookstore, Hawthorne Mall, Vernon Hills Il. Admission: free. Be there, or have to explain to your children and grandchildren (in addition to an entire chapter in your autobiography that you’d really rather not have) why you weren’t.  

Want a Tip? Stay Out of Show Business.

BREAKING INTO THE VAUDEVILLE GAME by David J. Lustig (Knowledge and  Inside Dope Which Will Aid the Amateur To Become  a Vaudeville Artiste.) I have received numerous letters from people in all walks of life asking me how one goes about it when they wish to adopt the vaudeville stage as a means of livelihood.Continue reading “Want a Tip? Stay Out of Show Business.”

Royal Road

So there you are, with that new copy of The Royal Road to Card Magic that you found under the Christmas tree (or that old copy that you found in your stuff and dusted off because you’re finally ready to get serious about learning magic).  Lots of tricks in this book.  Lots of good stuff. Continue reading “Royal Road”

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