Princess Magic Shop

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'''Princess Magic Shop''' (originally '''Princess Novelty Shop''')  was opened in 1925 in [[Chicago]], Illinois on 321 S Clark Street, next door to the Princess Theatre , by [[Sam Berland]] with partners [[Joe Berg]] and [[Harry Faber]].
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'''Princess Magic Shop''' (originally '''Princess Novelty Shop''')  was opened in [[1925]] in [[Chicago]], Illinois on 321 S Clark Street, next door to the Princess Theatre , by [[Sam Berland]] with partners [[Joe Berg]] and [[Harry Faber]].
  
 
It was the first street-level magic shop open to the public in America. Also the site of first magic lecture (by Harlan Tarbell).<ref>http://www.chicagomagicstudio.com/map/locations/260.html</ref>[[File:PrincessNoveltyAd.jpg|300|right|thumb|Early ad in Sphinx (Nov 1925)]]
 
It was the first street-level magic shop open to the public in America. Also the site of first magic lecture (by Harlan Tarbell).<ref>http://www.chicagomagicstudio.com/map/locations/260.html</ref>[[File:PrincessNoveltyAd.jpg|300|right|thumb|Early ad in Sphinx (Nov 1925)]]
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Faber withdrew to open his own shop in the Chicago Loop area.<ref>[[Genii 1973 March]]</ref> Berg purchased out Bergland's half interest near the end of 1926 (after they both got married) and continued to operate it out of the Princess Theatre building.<ref>Billboard, September 18, 1926</ref>
 
Faber withdrew to open his own shop in the Chicago Loop area.<ref>[[Genii 1973 March]]</ref> Berg purchased out Bergland's half interest near the end of 1926 (after they both got married) and continued to operate it out of the Princess Theatre building.<ref>Billboard, September 18, 1926</ref>
  
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The shop was sold to [[Alton Sharpe]] in 1951 when Berg moved to Los Angeles, California to a shop on Hollywood Boulevard. Sharpe renamed it the Sharpe Studio of Magic and ran it until 1957.<ref>Linking Ring, February, 2005</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:26, 4 March 2013

Princess Magic Shop (originally Princess Novelty Shop) was opened in 1925 in Chicago, Illinois on 321 S Clark Street, next door to the Princess Theatre , by Sam Berland with partners Joe Berg and Harry Faber.

It was the first street-level magic shop open to the public in America. Also the site of first magic lecture (by Harlan Tarbell).[1]
Early ad in Sphinx (Nov 1925)

Faber withdrew to open his own shop in the Chicago Loop area.[2] Berg purchased out Bergland's half interest near the end of 1926 (after they both got married) and continued to operate it out of the Princess Theatre building.[3]

The shop was sold to Alton Sharpe in 1951 when Berg moved to Los Angeles, California to a shop on Hollywood Boulevard. Sharpe renamed it the Sharpe Studio of Magic and ran it until 1957.[4]

References

  1. http://www.chicagomagicstudio.com/map/locations/260.html
  2. Genii 1973 March
  3. Billboard, September 18, 1926
  4. Linking Ring, February, 2005
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