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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 21, 1920 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Feb. 21, 1920 Continued


All the magic of India, China, and Egypt were like playthings in the hand of the great magician, Blackstone, at the opera house last night. For two hours the audience thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful illusions and trickery of this master, each one more baffling than the one before.

There were a great many things that made the evening one of genuine pleasure, first of which was the personality of Mr. Blackstone himself. One usually pictures a magician as a sort of weird and uncanny person, but such was not the case last night. Mr. Blackstone is quite human and very witty. He keeps the audience in a roar of laughter the greater part of the evening. Circulating among the audience a considerable part of the time, he performs various tricks in such a refined and entertaining manner that no one could take offense.

As for the tricks and illusions performed by Mr. Blackstone and the supporting company, they included everything from card tricks to the most unbelievable illusions, invariably, however, containing a quip or a turn which bring a laugh.


The funniest play in the world Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo’s famous comedy will be seen at the Page on Monday, March 1. What a mistake it is to suppose that modern audiences have lost their taste for clean, wholesome comedy. The reception of this remarkable play all over the world proves that wholesome comedy, throughly well done, is still popular the world over. “Twin Beds” is as sweet as a nut, absolutely clean and entirely amusing. It will be presented here by the same great cast and production organized especially to play all the prominent cities in the middle west and Pacific coast.


“Victory” at Liberty Today

Those who like motion pictures brimmed full of action, pictures which pull the emotions this way and that, and those who think that Joseph Conrad is the world’s greatest writer, will alike enjoy “Victory,” playing at the Liberty today and tomorrow.

The production is on a lavish scale. The scenes shift to various quarters of the globe, and all of them are pictorially beautiful. The South Sea island locations are especially remarkable. Enhanced by wonderful photography, the whole production is like a series of exquisite paintings.

“Victory” will undoubtedly convert a lot more people to the belief in motion pictures and it will send the regular adherents of the screen into all kinds of ecstasy.

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