Just catching up on my reading of the other magic magazine, and discovered an article by Diego Domingo.
Diego was chasing down materials on a mentalist from the '30s named Webster, the Man Who Knows. He found Webster's son, who had possession of several trunks worth of material but had not looked at the material in all the intervening years.
A fascinating question occurred while I read the article.
Turns out that Webster came to this teenage girl's town, and Webster ended up courting her and then marrying her, even though he was constantly on the road. And then in the story, a fascinating detail was brought up: Webster didn't tell his wife that he was a trickster, not a real mindreader, until after they were married!
Wow! Now that's a detail that I wanted to know more about!
Diego, perhaps you can shed some more light on this aspect of the story.
A woman marries a guy thinking he has a connection with The Other World. She gets all starry eyed over his omnipotence. Then he turns out to be, dare I say, impotent? A fraud? How does that affect the marriage? Was she bitter about this fact? After all, those were the days when you made one choice for marriage, and if it turned out to be a bad choice, you were stuck!
Diego, fill us in, if you please.