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M. H. Everett

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M. H. Everett

From Mahatma December 1898
BornMilton Hutchin Everett
July 4 1879
Americus, GA
Died?

M. H. Everett (1879-?) was the last assistant to work with Alexander Herrmann, whom he always called "Boomsky" (or Boomskie), and went on to perform a solo career.

Biography

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.

In February of 1932 he attended the funeral of Adelaide Herrmann. [1]

References

  1. Conjure Times : Black Magicians in America by Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson (2001)