Under the name, Tampa England's Court Magician, Ray S. Sugden toured the United States as master magician, Howard Thurston's third traveling show unit. Vaudeville was coming to a show business halt while talking pictures were sweeping the country. You'll read what happened to Sugden's career and the continued praise he received in news articles and reviews. His performances were a constant success, but something changed.
Photos, advertisements, and actual publicity are woven throughout Tampa England's Court Magician to guide the reader through Sugden's professional life. Added to this publication is actual correspondence from Thurston to Dante discussing the fate of Tampa and his magic career as Thurston's number three unit. You'll enjoy the eight page full color section which includes four Tampa posters, color advertisements and a special collection of Christmas cards from Thurston to Tampa, and more.
• 152 pages
• Gold stamped and includes a full color dustjacket.