I was interested in knowing about the true mystery man of magic, George White. White was very instrumental in keeping the Thurston show running smooth.
George Whites role was an intricate part of the success of the Wonder Show of the Universe. Thurston knew it, thats why he said that he has never given a show without George White and never intended to.
The true mystery is: who is George White and what happened to him when he left the Dante Show. Was White an orphan? How did he come to Thurston and where was his parents? In those days, children often ran away and worked on their own. We have examples of that with Kellar, Thurston, and Houdini.
Being that White was African/American makes it tougher to track him down. With the Separate But Equal laws, it makes it harder to find records of someone like White. As we know, it was not Separate But Equal. Thanks to Chief Justice Marshall, all of that changed. But, I digress.
I am working on a novel about the Golden Age of Magic and would like info on him. It would be a shame to ignore someone that was more than just a background character. He was part of the story and he needs to be part of the landscape of the illusion show.
Any info you have, I would be appreciated.