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Abbotts 4th Get Together 1937

by Percy Abbott

It's all over now until 1938. The date from now on will be the first Saturday after Labor Day, with possibly the Friday before, or the Sunday after, being the second day.

There is no need for us to exaggerate in this brief account of the Abbott's Fourth Annual Magic Get-Together. It was 100% successful from every angle. The attendance was good (430 magicians and their wives present) ; the free acts were good and not over-done; the night show was good, starting promptly at 8:00 o'clock and closing at 10:25 o'clock, only five minutes over time on a thirteen act magic show. This was made possible by the efficiency of Ted Banks, stage manager, and the full cooperation of all the acts taking part. The buffet lunch was not a minute late. The weather was great. Everybody was happy, lots of fun, lots of magic, good fellowship, friendships renewed. We are proud of our friendships in magic. We appreciate to the full the cooperation of all who took part in the general activities. We thank Uncle John Davison and Caryl S. Fleming for telegrams of congratulations.

Loring Campbell and Daniel Dew arrived first on the scene on Monday, September 6th. Doc Mahendra was the last to leave, on Wednesday, September 15th.

The following acts appeared on the night program:

  • Sid Lorraine-Master of Ceremony
  • Kathryn Elliott
  • George Paxton
  • Dave Coleman
  • W. F. Dornfield
  • Lester Lake
  • Bob Wedertz
  • E. J. Moore
  • Anne Mahendra
  • Doc Mahendra
  • Harry Cecil
  • Sid Lorraine
  • Jimmy Trimble
  • Percy Abbott
  • Mrs. Percy Abbott-Pianist

  • The free acts were performed by Lyman, Dave Coleman and Lester Lake. Standing room only at the start of the show at 8:00 p. m. More than 100 turned away. The night show money was split up pro rata among the performers and all expressed their entire satisfaction.

    Bigger next year, and you are all invited.

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