Tag Archives: A. C. Gilbert

Magic Bond

In mid-October, magician Nelson Nicholson guided me through his estate in Orange. The puzzle box of a home, the result of 13 separate additions, was filled with artifacts from the golden age of magic—between 1890ish and 1920ish, before film had …

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Gilbert Cast in a Trunk; photo by Lisa Daly and Dana Astmann

For most people, having a non-functioning umbrella is an excuse to consign it to the trash can. Not so for the founding members of New Haven’s A Broken Umbrella Theatre, who named their troupe in part as a clever homage …

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