[Ads-l] Early Variant of Pizazz

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 17 23:31:52 UTC 2016


"The bill of the play labels him "Dixey, the Magician." . . . Two petite and shapely young women and two active and enthusiastic colored boys constituted Mr. Dixey's only visible assistants.  One of the colored boys, whom Dixey has christened "Pizzazzes," borrowed the rings, watches and handkerchiefs from the audience, and the shapely young women in page costumes adorned the stage in the first part, and obediently and mysteriously vanished in mid-air upon subsequent occasions."
The St. Paul Globe, January 17, 1898, page 4. 		 	   		  
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