M. H. Everett
|M. H. Everett|
From Mahatma December 1898
|Born||Milton Hutchin Everett|
M. H. Everett was the last assistant to work with Alexander Herrmann, whom he always called "Boomsky" (or Boomskie), and went on to perform a solo career.
Everett got his start in magic as a teenager around 1895 as a comedic assistant to Frederick Bancroft. He toured with Bancroft through Europe, India and the United States. During the summer months, when Bancroft took a vacation, Everett performed a magic act of his own for churches and clubs.
After Bancroft's death, he took a job as Alexander Herrmann assistant. Herrmann nicknamed all his comedic assistants "Boomsky".
After Herrmann's death, he remained with the show assisting Leon Herrmann. After that show broke up, he performed an independent act as Boomsky the Magician.
In the October 1900 issue of Mahatma, it was ported that while in Chicago, detectives arrested Everett and charged him with the theft. Then in the February 1901 issue of Mahatma it was reported that Everett was in prison for robbing Adelaide Herrmann.
He would eventually join the Pringle's Minstrels and travel throughout the Midwest until 1909. He continued to perform in other minstrel shows until 1925 until he retired to Truro, Nova Scotia.
- ↑ Conjure Times : Black Magicians in America by Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson (2001)