Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The man who produced two chairs from one

Horace Goldin, one of the world's leading stage illusionists in the 10s and 20s, was famous for the speed and silent smoothness of his whirlwind acts. French theatre critic Louis Leon-Martin compared him to "a teacher of mathematics mounted on sliding spheres".

The London "Strand Magazine" pictured some of his bizarre feats, as this of producing two chairs from one, in mid-air.

After almost a century, those very same chairs are not disappeared, as the picture at the bottom proves.

Where are the chairs now?

Please wait until our next Sunday's gallery to learn more.

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