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1919 Figure SILENT MORA Figure REDPATH Figure SILENT MORA IN MAGIC AND MYSTERY SILENT MORA, Chinese Magic CHINESE magic in all its weird mystifications is one of the unusual features of the wonderfully varied program of magic presented by Jerome Mora, known everywhere as the Silent Mora, because of his pantomimic wizardries. In an act replete with gorgeous Chinese gowns, wonderful draperies and decorative paraphernalia, he presents an impersonation of the great Chinese magician, Ching Ling Foo, and achieves wonders that have proved the climax of bewilderment in every city in which he has appeared. This presentation of Oriental magic by such a master as Mora is sure to prove wonderfully attractive and entertaining. THE part of the entertainment given over to the magic of the Orient follows an introductory sketch called A Bouquet of Novelties, varied illusions which cause one surprise to follow another in a rapid succession that amazes and astounds the audience. The third, and last, part of the program, is entitled Laughter is King. During this act, Mora presents the effects produced by spirit mediums claiming supernatural power, and does it in such a way that his work is received with gales of laughter. In this section of the entertainment are included a number of other illusions which are made for laughs and nothing else. Viewed in its satisfying entirety the entertainment given by Mora is so unique that it cannot help pleasing grown-ups as well as children and it will materially increase ticket sales for any Lyceum course for which it is selected. AS will be seen from the press notices on the following page, Mora is known favorably in city after city. He has appeared before hundreds of big city audiences and has a record of consistent achievement. His stage presence is exceedingly good, his repertoire is almost limitless and in pure sleight-of-hand he has few, if any, equals on the American platform today. Mora has been wonderfully fortunate in his professional friendships, enjoying a particularly intimate acquaintance with Kellar the Great, and also with Ching Ling Foo, the noted Chinese prestidigitator, whom he impersonates. SILENT MORA, Startling Illusions What the Newspapers Say: Daily Mirror, Manchester, N. H. It proved a difficult task to attempt to follow the swift movements of Silent Mora, the wordless wizard, and amusing pantomimist, who displayed all kinds of magic feats before the Monday night audience at the Auditorium theatre. He proved one of the most skilled artists of his kind who has appeared in Manchester for many a month. His sleight-of-hand performances and seemingly impossible tricks were performed in quick succession, with no waits. Evening Journal, Lewiston, Me. The wordless wizard, Silent Mora, registered a positive hit. His is a comedy magic offering. Clever, dexterous and skillful is Mora, and with the facility of infusing comedy into his offering, he has a performance that interests and amuses, and could easily be witnessed the second time, without losing any of its value. Ohio State Journal, Columbus, O. Silent Mora does some splendid sleight-of-hand and several of his tricks are entirely new and surprising in effect. He has a good stage presence and accomplishes his tricks swiftly and gracefully. The News-Democrat, Canton, O. Silent Mora does his work in a modest, unassuming style that is all the more pleasing because of the simplicity with which it is presented. New London Telegraph, New London, Conn. Silent Mora is one of the best comedy magicians ever seen in the city. Mora introduces no end of refined comedy, which is done entirely in pantomime, never becoming offensive to the audience. Gazette, York, Pa. Silent Mora, the magician, made friends in York instantly yesterday. His work is clean-cut and therefore much appreciated. His exhibition of difficult palming would be hard to beat anywhere. Item, Lynn, Mass. Mora's own original feature, the vanishing of an illuminated lamp into space and in full view of the audience, is a remarkable illusion. Mora's sleight-of-hand with billiard balls is a noteworthy performance. Star-Gazette, Elmira, N. Y. Silent Mora—known and recognized everywhere as the greatest entertainer of his kind. The Great Mora is a sleight-of-hand performer and when you see his tricks and the way he does them you'll swear on all that's good and true that he's the best of them all and no mistake. He has some stunts you've seen before but most of them new and all of them given in a new and very clever manner. Daily Times, Bayonne, N. J. Silent Mora—he proved to be one of the best sleight of hand manipulators that has ever been seen in this city. Daily News, McKeesport, Pa. Silent Mora is a very amusing pantomimic wizard, who features comedy billiard ball manipulations and the wonderful dissolving lamp. The latter is a truly marvelous achievement. Fitchburg Daily Sentinel, Fitchburg, Mass. Silent Mora introduces a clever sleight-of-hand performance which is nicely presented and cleverly constructed. An Appreciation from Kellar the Great From Kellar the great, Mora recently received the following letter of appreciation: My dear Mr. Mora: Allow me to express to you my sincere appreciation and admiration of your most wonderful skill, as a sleight-of-hand performer. Your very excellent manipulation of the billiard balls was a revelation to me and your entire performance is of the highest order of merit. Wishing you the success you so well deserve, I remain Yours sincerely, (Signed) Harry Kellar.
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Magicians|
|Personal Name Subject||Mora, Jerome|
|Corporate Name Subject||Silent Mora|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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