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The Floyds Magicians CENTRAL P. & E. CO. ROCHESTER N. Y. The Floyds The FLOYDS have been in the very front rank of Lyceum Entertainers for over twenty years, and have not only kept fully abreast of the times, but in advance of them, by constantly inventing and presenting the most startling novelties in their peculiar line of work. An evening's entertainment by THD FLOYDS combines every possible point of excellence, beautiful and expensive paraphernalia, rich costumes, and brilliant stage settings. We take pleasure in endorsing these artists as strictly first-class in every way.—The Bureau. Figure The Floyds Unique as magic Entertainers Some of the most mystical illusions ever seen on the local stage, were performed last evening by THE FLOYDS , who furnished one of the entertainments of the Y. M. C. A. Star Course. The dexterity displayed in those tricks which require no apparatus was really wonderful. The second part was given over to Telepathy with MRS. FLOYD as the medium. The reading of numbers on watches belonging to persons in the rear of the parquet and the naming of persons and their occupations was as easily done by the blindfolded mind-reader as though she had been acquainted with the watches and persons for a life-time. The attendance last night was one of the largest ever present at a Y. M. C. A. entertainment, and so well were the people pleased that it is probable that THE FLOYDS will be re-engaged next year.— Harrisburg, Pa., Telegraph, Dec. 20, 1907. Chelsea, Mass., Banner. THE FLOYDS delighted everyone. The illusions are new and presented in an original manner. Watertown, N. Y. The mind-reading act by MOHALA surpassed any performance of the kind ever seen here. Punta Gorda, Fla. THE FLOYDS proved a banner attraction. The best entertainment ever given in our course. We want them again. — M. V. Williams. Sidney, N. Y. They are good for a return date with us. —F. H. Smith, Chairman. MOHALA WONDERFUL MIND-READING TESTS THAT FAR SURPASS ANYTHING HERETOFORE ATTEMPTED ALONG THAT LINE Of prepossessing appearance, always beautifully gowned, and with a decidedly original act, she never fails to interest and delight her audience. Newspapers all over the country have devoted entire columns to descriptions of her marvelous mental phenomena, the only exhibition of this kind ever offered to Lyceum audiences. Mental Telepathy, Mnemonics, and Mind-Reading Extraordinary.— Boston Journal. Lockhart, Tex., Dec. 5, 1907. We had THE FLOYDS with us last evening, and I must say that they are great, and our people are all of the same opinion. FLOYD is as clever as any magician we have ever had, and his wife is a wonder. I have never seen work in her line equalled. I have seen mind readers, but nothing like this woman and her work. It is the most remarkable that I have ever seen. When discussing the work of this company with some of our people, many compliment or speak of certain work of FLOYD , as the most wonderful, but I always bring them to talk of the lady, and invariably they agree with me that it is the most wonderful they have ever seen. — (Signed) M. C. Jeffrey. Palestine, Tex., Feb. 27, 1907. It gives me pleasure to report that THE FLOYDS entertainment of the 20th inst. was very satisfactory. MR. FLOYD is original in his tricks, and exceedingly clever. The work of MOHALA is indeed interesting and wonderful. The combination is a good one. — N. B. Peake. Figure MOHALA, THE MARVELOUS (She is Without a Rival.) ORIGINAL AND REFINED (In Costume and in Act.) HAS MYSTIFIED MILLIONS (From Mexico City to Montreal, Can.) ALWAYS FULLY UP-TO-DATE (Instructive and Entertaining.) LIKE UNTO NO OTHER (A Delight to Both Old and Young.) AN ABSOLUTE NOVELTY (This is Conceded by All.) FLOYD The Magician Figure is without doubt the most skilful exponent of pure sleight-of-hand that has ever appeared upon the Lyceum platform. He has followed this line of work for over twenty years. He was the pioneer and still maintains the lead. He has invented, designed and presented more brilliant magical experiments than any magician now living. He is constantly at work upon some new and wonderful mystery, and so startling are some of the effects and so nearly perfect his art that he has but to command the most unheard of things to happen and they transpire. FLOYD is not only a skilful [sic skillful] magician, but he is a comedian, humorist and entertainer, and keeps his audience in a state of constant merriment. The Floyds have filled return engagements in nearly every large city on this continent, and as their repertoire is inexhaustible they are fully prepared for any number of re-engagements. Figure Jonesboro, Ark., Nov. 20, 1907. THE FLOYDS gave their entertainment here last night, and while the rain was falling in torrents, we had a good crowd, and the entertainment was satisfactory in every way. The people were highly pleased and we have heard many complimentary remarks to-day. — (Signed) W. C. West, Sec'y Y. M. C. A. Clifton, Tex., Dec. 30, 1907. THE FLOYDS , who opened our course, were very fine indeed. It is by far the best thing of the kind I have seen. All our people were highly pleased. — (Signed) W. M. Lewis. Gallatin, Tex., Nov. 26, 1907. THE FLOYDS were considered by all to have given the very best entertainment ever seen in this city. — W. G. Schamberger, Sec'y. Del Rio, Tex., Dec. 3, 1907. THE FLOYDS gave a superb entertainment. We had a very large attendance, and everyone went away more than satisfied. We can conscientiously recommend them to any committee who desire a strictly first-class entertainment. — J. C. Henry, Chairman Committee. Beaumont, Tex., Enterprise, Dec. 1, 1907. The third number in the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum Course was the magician FLOYD , who entertained the largest number of people that the Lyceum ever had. His work was of the best and delighted the crowded audience. The work of MRS. FLOYD was truly marvellous and excited great wonder. This was a return for THE FLOYDS and they are always sure of a warm welcome here. Atlanta, Ga., Y. M. C. A. I was delighted with the entertainment given in our auditorium last Friday evening by THE FLOYDS . I think that in my fifteen years' connection with this work we have never had a program which so universally pleased our members — D. E. Luther. THE SILVER CIRCLES Fayetteville, Arkansas, Feb. 22, 1907. I would like to say a few words in praise of MR. FLOYD'S entertainment on the night of the 14th. It was one of the most attractive and entertaining numbers that we have had on our course. Everyone was highly pleased. The mind reading of MOHALA was wonderful and captivated the large audience. I am sure FLOYD would have a crowded house if he should return. Too much cannot be said in praise of THE FLOYDS . — E. G. Howe, Sec'y Y. M. C. A. LATEST HANDCUFF MYSTERY Dallas, Texas, News, December 13, 1907. Bush Temple was crowded to the doors last evening to greet THE FLOYDS , magicians, in spite of the fact that a severe storm was in progress, and all were amply repaid, for THE FLOYDS are simply great. * * * (Forty-two lines omitted.) The concluding illusion was a most startling mystery and proved a fitting close to a most delightful program of Magic and Laughter. Comments from Mexico and Canada Monterey, Mexico, Daily News, Dec. 8, 1907. THE FLOYDS drew a very large audience to the Laurens Institute last evening and delighted all with their really grand entertainment, every feature of which was roundly applauded * * * THE FLOYDS will be welcome visitors when they return to Mexico. Lerado Daily Times. Many magicians have appeared in this town, but never any that equalled the wonderful FLOYDS . They are illusionists and mind-readers most extraordinary, and held the entire audience spell-bound for nearly two hours. The Market theatre was filled and all departed with a feeling of complete satisfaction. * * * Hamilton, Can., Daily Spectator, Feb. 13, 1908. THE FLOYDS , Magicians, gave their second entertainment at the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium last evening to a very large and well-pleased audience. They offered an almost complete change from the program that met with favor on Tuesday evening. THE FLOYDS came most highly recommended and we were led to expect great things of them, but they have more than made good. * * * The wonderful mind-reading by MOHALA proved a mystery indeed. The act is richly dressed, and being bright and sparkling, it produced many hearty laughs, aside from the deep mystery surrounding it. * * * THE FLOYDS At the LYCEUM THEATRE Second Number in the Y. M . C. A . Star Course Mystified a Vast Audience A Clever Couple Elmira, N. Y., Daily Advertiser. THE FLOYDS in an entertainment of magic, sleight-of-hand, mind-reading, and other wondrous things, were the second of the present season's Y. M. C. A. Star Course, which was opened successfully by the Suzanne Adams Grand Concert Company. PROF . W. E. FLOYD as an exponent of the art of legerdemain is certainly all that was claimed for him and his tricks were performed with skilful adroitness that completely mystified the vast andience and held its closest attention from start to finish. PROF. FLOYD circulates through the aisles of the house and keeps up a witty flow of talk that makes much laughter. The entertainment was in three parts, the first being devoted entirely to sleight-of-hand tricks, all cleverly executed. The second part was that of mind-reading by MRS. FLOYD , who is blind-folded and sits in a chair in the center of the stage while PROF. FLOYD is with the audience. People hold up different articles such as watches, keys, coins, etc., and she instantly tells what they are, even to the exact numbers which may be stamped upon them. He points to some object at a distance and MRS. FLOYD at once tells what the object is and describes it. THE FLOYDS gave a most clever entertainment, which pleased everybody, and as that style of amusement is always so fascinating, a capacity house will be at the Auditorium to-night where they are to give their second performance. Figure Floyd King of Magic PROGRAM An Evening of Melody, Mirth and Mystification THE FLOYDS Magicians PROF. W. E. FLOYD, Prestidigitateur MRS. FLOYD, Mental Phenomena LOUIS E. ALLARD, Musical Director PART ONE — Overture An extraordinary display of digital dexterity by FLOYD . Marvelous manipulation of cards, coins, rings, handkerchiefs, etc. The acme of skill. ( a ) The Enchanted Candles. ( b ) Carnival of the Cards ( c ) Mysterious Panuelos. ( d ) Around the World in Eighty Seconds. ( e ) The Hindoo Crystal Casket, etc. PART TWO — Musical Selection An exhibition of Mind - Reading and kindred phenomena, by MOHALA . While securely blindfolded upon the stage she reads letters, gives full numbers upon bank notes, and also accurately and rapidly describes all objects to which her attention is called. The only act of this kind ever offered to Lyceum audiences. PART THREE — Piano Solo A series of new, original and brilliant magical wonders by FLOYD . The whole brought to a startling climax by FLOYD'S latest original illusion. No Waits No Delays Two Hours of Refined Fun Complete Change of Costumes and Settings for each part The paraphernalia used in giving this entertainment is valued at over two thousand dollars A performance that is Always Satisfactory and Satisfactory in All Ways MAGIC THAT IS MAGIC is what THE FLOYDS offer Every feature on their program is thick and broad and long with entertainment — the kind that is utterly devoid of the conventional and antique. Their twenty years of experience has placed them in the front ranks of America's greatest artists. They are entertainers of the very highest class. All of their wonderful experiments in modern magic, mind-reading and illusions are strictly original. An evening of startling surprises, refined mirth and pleasing music is assured all who attend this unique performance. America's PREMIER LYCEUM Entertainers The Floyd Company A Trio of Refined Entertainers PROF FLOYD MAGICIAN MRS FLOYD TELEPATHIST L E ALLARD MUSICAL DIRECTOR The Floyds, Magicians , have arranged a program for this season consisting of tricks and illusions that surpass anything heretofore achieved in the field of modern magic. The mind-reading, or second-sight act, by MOHALA , is a unique feature, being unlike anything of its class, an exhibition which not only affords amusement but at which scientific minds marvel. It is a gift, and successful imitation of her work is impossible. Direction of the WHITE ENTERTAINMENT BUREAU K. M. WHITE, Manager 925-926 Colonial Building, BOSTON, MASS.
|Title||The Floyds Magicians|
|Publisher||Central P. & E. Co.|
|Place of Publication||United States -- New York -- Rochester|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||
Allard, Louis E.
|Corporate Name Subject||Floyds|
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