Kaminski Auctions is pleased to announce the auction of
magic illusions and props, memorabilia, original artwork and several
significant bronzes from the Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Show of Cabot
Street Cinema Theatre fame.
The auction will take place at the Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 286
Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts, on Sunday, February 23rd,
starting at 10:00 am.
For over 35 years (February 1977 – May 2012), Marco the
Magi’s production of Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company delighted
audiences of all ages in downtown Beverly, becoming a New England institution.
In 1999, the Guinness Book Of World Records established that Beverly’s
wonder-working troupe held the world record for the longest running stage magic
Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company has
been called “the Greatest Magic Show of the last hundred years.” Featuring
Marco the Magi, Le Grand David and a large performing ensemble, the production
premiered on February 20, 1977. Three years later they were featured in a
two-page spread in Time magazine (5/12/80), which garnered them national and
Bob Lund, founder of the American Museum of Magic in
Marshall, Michigan visited the performance numerous times over the years and
described the performance as “one of the great adventures of my life,” and
wrote to Marco, “I tell everyone who takes the tour of the museum that if they
want to see the finest magic show in the world today, they must travel to
Beverly, to see Le Grand David.”
Over the years the awards and accolades were numerous, Marco
was inducted by unanimous vote into the Society of American Magicians’ Magic
Hall of Fame in Hollywood, California. The Le Grand David Spectacular Magic
Company was also featured in National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor
and declared the ”The Best Magic Show in the World” by Yankee Magazine.
Marco, David and Company performed six times at the White
House Annual Easter Egg Roll for over 30,000 guests and were invited as special
guests to entertain the families of the Washington D.C. diplomatic corps by
First Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House Christmas party.
Fans, historians and collectors of magic history alike will
want to bid on the exquisite original artwork, superbly decorated stage magic
illusions and props, hand painted backdrops, and the many fantastic posters
created for the production over the years. Featured in the sale are several
bronzes created by David F. Bull (father of Le Grand David). The largest weighs over 500 pounds and
depicts Marco the Magi suspending Le Grand David on the bristles of a broom
while members of the cast look on in wonder.
Preview hours for this exciting sale will be held at the
Cabot Street theater on Wednesday, February 19th through Saturday,
February 22nd from 10:00am -5:00pm and from 8:00 am on Sunday,
February 23rd day of sale.
Bidding is offered in person, online, by absentee or phone bid starting
at 10:00am EST. For more information and to sign up to bid online through
KaminskiLive go to www.kaminskiauctions.com
or call 978-927-2223.