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    Pathe Studio?

    "Meet Max Waldorf, the Card and Coin Manipulator - watch his hands closely and you'll learn just how to deal yourself five aces the next time you play Nap."

    Magician Max Waldorf demonstrates some sleight of hand tricks. He is pretty good. He has slicked back hair, moustache and small glasses.

    After he has given an impressive demonstration, he shows us how it is done. Ah, shame! Still pretty impressive though.

    A coin trick is next. Slow motion shows how it is done (it isn't really a trick, more a technique).

    Amendment April 2016: A visitor to the site has provided the following information about Max Waldorf.

    'Max Waldorf was the stage name of Sidney Edwards (1899-1989), a professional card manipulator and illusionist who also appeared as Sydney Edwards and Carl Bergner. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Edwards was already earning his living on the stage at the age of 18 when he listed his profession as “Variety Artist” in his 1917 enlistment papers. He resumed his career after the war and worked until the decline of variety theatre in the late 1930s. Edwards appeared in theatres throughout the UK, including famous London venues such as St George’s Hall, the Coliseum and the Palace Theatre.'

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:14:00 / 01:28:38:00
    PSP 794
    Sort Number:
    PSP 794
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    Lifestyle & Culture
    Magicians of the past Historic Magicians Music Hall Magicians
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