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Virgil and Julie. Massive Archive of The Great Virgil Scrapbooks, Show Records, and Tour and Travel Ephemera. 1920—70s. A career-spanning collection of material, filling about three cartons, including six scrapbooks containing letters (mainly of endorsement from school superintendents and principals), telegrams, clippings, and theatrical programs; a thick file of business correspondence, contracts, and agreements with theater chains, cinema houses, and others, and many other internal documents including inventories, baggage lists, drafts of radio and advertising copy, press releases, publicity campaign booklets, and statements; packets of typed and handwritten notes on routines, patter, and apparatus designs; a folder of early ephemera including Virgil’s freshman beanie and student handbook from the University of Oregon, with early handbills and programs, and pieces of early original artwork likely done by Mulkey for himself; Virgil and Julie’s wedding certificate booklet; two boxes full of photographs, snapshots, and postcards (approx. 300 pieces) mainly from Virgil and Julie’s World Tour; three 8mm reels of film labeled “Virgil and Julie—Calif.” and “V+J—travels”; quantities of unused letterhead and printed envelopes; a box of approximately 100 postcard-sized headshots; Christmas cards; tickets and complimentary passes to shows; and assorted playbills, news and advertising clippings, and other printed matter. Should be seen.

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Massive Archive of The Great Virgil Scrapbooks, Show

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 3, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Fajuri
Magic Memorabilia Specialist
3759 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Suite 121
Chicago, IL 60613
United States
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