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Chung Ling Soo, Blowing Name in Smoke Half sheet, Horrocks & Co., England, linen mounted & restored. 30.5" x 21 This is an extraordinary example of the power of the illusionist to convey, via the stone lithographic process, the mystery of the art of magic. The lay public was completely unaware that Soo was actually a Caucasian American, in disguise and always in character both on and off the stage. In one of the great tragedies of the theater, he died in 1918 on stage, a victim of a fatal mishap while performing the Bullet Catching effect. NO RESERVE

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5: Chung Ling Soo, Name in Smoke

Estimate $5,500 - $7,500Dec 09, 2012
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New York, NY, USA
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