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MIGNON ILLUSION OWNED BY CHESTER MORRIS – OWEN MAGIC

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This Mignon Illusion modeled after Okito’s invention was beautifully made by Carl Owen ca 1940 for Chester Morris (John Chester Brooks Morris) (1901-1970). Morris was a famous stage, radio, television and film, actor and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1929. He was best known for his role as Boston Blackie, where he portrayed a criminal turned detective and occasionally performed magic in this role. Morris performed magic in over 350 USO shows during World War II. This red and black box with brass decorative hardware can be shown empty and will produce an astounding load from within. The box was sold to collector & semi-professional magician Fred Rickard (1907-1989). The illusion was then acquired by John Gaughan who owned it for some time before selling it to McIlhany. Table lacking.

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MIGNON ILLUSION OWNED BY CHESTER MORRIS – OWEN MAGIC

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Nov 12, 2017