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Mystery Time

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Mystery Time was a show on Broadway, produced by The Magician's Guild, which performed on January 21, 1945 at the Belasco Theater in New York City.

Billed as the "Big Three of Magic": Cardini - Hardeen - Great Raymond, but The Great Raymond got sick a few hours before show time and was replaced by Doug Geoffrey (Hardeen Junior), Warren Simms, Hal Haviland, and Jarrow. The show alos included Al Flosso and Litzka (Great Raymond's wife).

An 8.5" x 11.5" program with eight pages and a two color cover was created. In addition to biographies and photos of the performers, it also contained a brief history of the Magicians Guild and a listing of their officers and members.

Litzka opened the show with a harp recital entitled "The Magic of Strings" and later performed in a colorful act of Chinese magic. Doug Geoffrey, billed as Hardeen Junior, featured his "Thirty Card Trick". Jarrow performed his "Tobacco Trick" and borrowed "Bills in Lemon". Cardini presented his cards, billiard ball and cigarette routines. Hardeen was the finale and featured his "Flight of Time" in which alarm clocks flew invisibly through space to attach themselves, ringing, on the end of ribbons.

Hardeen died June 12, 1945, less than five months after this show.