Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Jun 21 23:42:24 UTC 2004
As a new subscriber, I was looking through the archives. From Thu, 25
> Do others have hard evidence for busk in the US? More than just
> personal knowledge of the term (which can be misleading)?
>From the magic/conjuring periodical _The New Phoenix_ #330 Oct 1955.
"Jardine Ellis was a sort of busking magician. He would go to
some cafeteria in the afternoon and look for a likely prospect."
An electronic search also found "buskin": "Frank Garcia back in the
magic fold again picking up the magic wand and doffing the buskin."
(_The Phoenix_ #253 18 April 1952)
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