Mademoiselle Margo: The Mirthful Mystic

Little is known about female magician Mademoiselle Margo (1889-1936) but that she was from Irish and her period of greatest professional activity was primarily 1911-1917. Having begun as an assistant to The Great Roland (Eduard Krause), she worked up an act that featured male assistants, one of whom who was her husband. Billed as “The Mirthful Mystic”, with patter in “broken French” she played major British music halls with a full stage act that included a variation on Think-a-Drink’s specialty — she poured water and different sorts of wine out of the same vessel. In 1920 it was announced that she would be in a movie but nothing is known of what resulted. She was a young 47 at the time of her death.

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