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M AGIC IRTH YSTERY Figure Magic is an Art that sometimes instructs, often amuses, and always entertains. —Wilson. LORING CAMPBELL The Entertaining Conjuror Winter season 1925–26 — Redpath-Horner Lyceum Circuit. Kansas City.Mo. Summer season 1926 — Booked on United Chautauqua Des Moines Ia. Per. Address: 2201 West Douglas Ave. Wichita Kansas. Winter season 1926–27. Open. Summer season 1927 — Open. Loring Campbell, Magical Entertainer Loring Campbell has had nearly ten years' experience as a MAGICAL ENTERTAINER, and brings to the professional filed of entertainment a wide variety of things refreshingly new in the line of magic and mystery. Although he features Magic, his versatility includes the newest effects in Ventriloquism, Rag Pictures, Paper Tearing and Folding, Punch and Judy and novelty entertainment. His accomplishments are in such wide variety that he can provide an especially adapted program to fit any requirement. A program lasting from ten minutes to two hours, and a complete change for return engagements He presents a program of Magic alone or in combination with any or all of his other presentations. In his regular Lyceum and Chautauqua program he features only the latest in Magic, Ventriloquism, and Rag Pictures. This delightful performance has never yet failed to please both old and young. Loring Campbell can use flags, handkerchiefs, alarm clocks, etc., in such profusion that he fills the stage with them. And here is where you meet Jerry . All the children love Jerry . He is a show in himself. Then there are the Rag Picture creations, which have been named Art from Mere Rags, beautiful and comic pictures made from pieces of cloth. Some of these are The Darkey and the Donkey, Swiss Lake Scene and The Lady and the Hare . Loring Campbell might also be termed a humorist, as an enjoyable feature of his performance is the running fire of comments with which he enlivens everything that he does. These fragmentary remarks are full of fun and wit, with flash after flash of good-tempered satire aimed at himself or his work. SOME FEATURES OF LORING CAMPBELL'S VARIED PROGRAMS Loring Campbell's extensive repertoir contains several hundred of the latest and best experiments in modern magic. Below he has listed a few of his best mysteries. Fun with a Boy Fakir's Turban Sticks of Tokio Adventures of an A. B. C. Block Crystal Casket and Ball, Radio Outdone Elusive Silks and Flags A Lesson in Cooking The Mysterious Alarm Clocks Challenge Rod and Rings The Strange Adventures of a Borrowed Watch Phantom Tubes—The Plumber's Best The Inexhaustable Hat The Borrowed Coin and Nest of Boxes The Evolution of a Magician's Wand The Mysterious Flight of the Aces The Card and Egg—A Laugh a Second Flight of a Giant Card Mystery of the Chinese Rings Yes, We Have Some Bananas Where Do the Rats Go? The Conjuror as a Dyer The Mysterious Rabbits Rising Cards and Manipulations African Slave Stock Escape Don't Fool Yourself, … Let Campbell Do It. A Few Letters from Satisfied Committeemen BLOOMINGTON, NEBRASKA December 15, 1925. To Whom It May Concern:— Mr. Loring Campbell gave an evening of very enjoyable entertainment before the patrons of our Lyceum Course a few days ago. His work consisted of Magic, Slight-of-Hand, Ventriloquism and Rag Picture making. The entire audience, old as well as young, were highly pleased with his work. From the very first Mr. Campbell got right down to the audience, so to speak, and made them have one of the best times of their lives with him. His work is stamped with newness and originality. In my own Chautauqua experience I have traveled with men in similar work and consider Loring Campbell as good as the best I have ever seen and known. After all, the great test lies in the reaction of the audience, and I can say with confidence that Mr. Campbell will please any audience before which he may appear. Sincerely, ELMER CROOK, Supt. of Schools. RUSSELL, KANSAS November 30, 1925. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Mr. Campbell:—I take pleasure in writing this letter concerning your entertainment given here on our Lyceum course. Your Sleightsic Slight-of-Hand work was especially good, and the best part about it the most of your tricks were new, at least to me. The crowd was highly pleased with the entertainment, and I am sure that you will be welcomed back some time in the future. Sincerely yours, O. G. ROUSE, Supt. of Schools. GRAINFIELD, KANSAS November 24, 1925. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Sir:—It gives me great pleasure to say a few words of appreciation of your work. It was wholesome and entertaining to the very highest degree. We did not in the least regret having the entertainment in the church, for it was so high class that we were gratified. Your Magic, Ventriloquism and Rag Pictures seemed to us to be without any equal. Sincerely yours, C. D. GAMBRIEL, Minister of M. E. Church. LAWTON, OKLAHOMA January 19, 1926. Mr. Loring Campbell appeared on our Lyceum Course and gave a very delightful entertainment in Magic, Sleight-of-Hand and Ventriloquism performances. I can heartily commend him to any audience that his movements are quicker than the eye can detect, that he has an assortment of acts which no audience will tire and a mystic personality that will appeal to all. (Signed) B. C. SWINNEY, Principal of Lawton High School. SUN CITY, KANSAS January 5, 1926. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Friend Loring:—When you appeared here this winter as the feature of our first Lyceum number you made a decided hit with the people, including myself. I should say that your stage personality and manner of presenting your efforts are your greatest drawing qualities. There are many conjurors, but there is a difference in their public appeal. I wish you success, and if I may be of service to you in any way, just let me know. Your friend, ALLEN GREENSTREET, Principal of Schools. CULVER, KANSAS December 19, 1925. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Sir:—I can heartily recommend your entertainment on the Lyceum Course recently. Your work was good and clean cut. It would be hard to say which was the best; the Talking Doll (Ventriloquism), the Flag Illusion, or the Rag Pictures. No one can make a mistake by booking you. Yours respectfully, R. W. ELLENBERGER, Principal High School. OAKLAND, NEBRASKA December 30, 1925. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Mr. Campbell:—Your entertainment given in Oakland a short time ago was greatly enjoyed by old and young. All present were really pleased with your program of Magic. The children especially enjoyed your Ventriloquism, and the Rag Pictures were another pleasing feature—a very unique feature on your program. Cordially, F. E. BISHOP, Supt. of Schools. LORING CAMPBELL AND HIS SPIRIT CLOCK MORE TESTIMONIALS. WICHITA, KANSAS Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. My Dear Sir:—I am happy to say that your entertainment given at our church forum on the evening of March 25 was most satisfactory. Your acts are good and your line of talk is cheerful and pleasing. I am sure that no one will make a mistake in signing you up for entertainments of a similar character. Yours very truly, JOHN BENJAMIN MAGEE, Minister of College Hill Methodist Church. ALMENA, KANSAS Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Mr. Campbell:—I am not much inclined to make statements that can be used as testimonials, but in this case I congratulate you as the best entertainer in your line I have ever seen. All in your audience here whom I have heard express an opinion thought the same. You impressed us as a gentleman seeking to give the public a clean, clever, educational entertainment, and with ability to do so in more ways than one evening's program would allow. Yours respectfully, E. E. NELSON, President of Lyceum Course and Ex-County Supt. of Schools. LORING CAMPBELL AND JERRY Read them; you may know the writers. RADIUM, KANSAS November 27, 1925. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. Dear Mr. Campbell:—Glad to have the pleasure of writing you just a few lines. We want you to know that we appreciated your program of Magic given as one number on our Lyceum Course. Every comment we have heard has been very favorable, and if Redpath-Horner signs us up here again for next winter and you are still on that list of entertainers, we would like to have you back again next winter. I am writing this on my own volution, but I just wanted to let you know that our community liked your program, and if there is anything we can do to help you, let the writer know. Yours very truly, P. H. ZUERCHER. Pres. of Radium Lyceum Course. HOMINY, OKLAHOMA February 8, 1926. Mr. Loring Campbell, Wichita, Kansas. My Dear Mr. Campbell:—It is a pleasure to say a good word for your entertainment in our H. S. auditorium a few evenings ago. The audience declared the work satisfactory. They enjoyed every feature of it. In other words, you may say that we consider your work high class in all respects. Very truly yours, A. W. BEVERS, Supt. of Schools. NOTE:—Above I have copied several of the hundreds of testimonials that I have on file. Should you feel skeptical in any way regarding my work, I refer you to any of those mentioned above, or to the Redpath-Horner Lyceum Bureau, Kansas City, Missouri.
|Title||Magic, Mirth, Mystery|
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|Personal Name Subject||Campbell, Loring|
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