100 years ago today – The Great Lafayette

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Postby David Stahl » 05/09/11 01:08 PM

Today marks the one hundred year anniversary of The Great Lafayettes Death.

On the evening of May 9th, 1911, the famous Empire Theatre Fire in Edinburgh, Scotland took the life of The Great Lafayette and many in his company. There will be a sance held this evening starting promptly @ 9 P.M. at The Empire Theatre

If you have any original material pertaining to The Great Lafayette or The Empire Theatre Fire, please contact me at dstahl@mchsi.com

Thank you,

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Postby Ian Kendall » 05/09/11 01:12 PM

This morning I took my friend Frank to the Festival Theatre to be interviewed by the Beeb (it's on in about 20 minutes...). Frank's father was the official photographer who took the pictures of the aftermath of the fire, as well as the funeral. If you've seen any of these shots, it's Rushbrook's work.

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Postby Philippe Billot » 05/09/11 01:13 PM

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Postby David Stahl » 05/09/11 01:54 PM

Hi Ian,

Would you please give Frank my email address. I would love to talk to him about the photo's.

my email is dstahl@mchsi.com

Or if Frank wouldn't mind me contacting him, if you would send me his email address I would appreciate it.

Thanks again,

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Postby Ian Kendall » 05/09/11 03:48 PM

He's 96 years old, so communication is a tad erratic. Let me know what you need and I'll pass on the message. Best use m@gician.info for more contact.

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Postby Kevin Connolly » 05/09/11 08:04 PM

Ian,

If you can do anything for David, it would be great. David is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to Lafayette. As I like Houdini, David is more so with Lafayette. This is what he did for my site with Houdini.

David Stahl In Budapest

David is one the more decent magic historians out there and he sends out great Christmas cards too. :grin:

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Postby David Stahl » 05/09/11 09:01 PM

Thank you Kevin for the kind words, I sincerely appreciate them. I hope all is well with you and your family. Will you be attending the MCA? Your Friend, David
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 05/09/11 09:37 PM

I don't think so, but I really should. I presume you're going.


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