Remember your great-aunt Roberta. Click [More] to see more info When Violet married her husband, Patrickher aunt, described as "frightful" by Violet, gave her a vase that she hated for half a century until, to the relief of Violet, the vase was destroyed by Matthew Crawley and Richard Carlisle when they were fighting. Appearances Mentioned only Mention "It was a wedding present from a frightful aunt, I have hated it for half a century.
According to an article in the New York Herald dated July 15,and another article in the New York Times dated July 16,a novel performance was offered at the Olympic Theatre on July 15, by Ling Look, "who disposes mysteriously but satisfactorily of a blade ninety centimetres in length.
A quote from describes Ling Look's performace: How much sword he took we are not prepared to state; but he did not perish. In a showman named Heinrich Kellar, who went by the name Harry Kellarput together a show troupe that included Link Look.
During this time, Kellar learned some secrets of the business, and began his solo work until the opportunity came to join the spectacle of the Davenports Brothers in From toKellar and Fay toured South America. In the spring ofKellar, 24, along with William Marion Fay, both junior pseudo-spiritualists, left the Davenports show in the spring of and became independent performers, forming a partnership and putting together their own tour throughout America and Europe under the name Fay and Keller.
They were specialists of exceptional merit. Ling Look was known as the "Fire-King", while Yamadeva was a contortionist of such rare powers that he was known as the "Man-Serpent", and his movements were as graceful as a cat. Kellar formed a troupe with the brothers under the name of "The Royal Illusionists".
The party went to New York by the steamer Andes, narrowly escaping shipwreck off Hatteras in the March Equinoctial of After a short stay in New York, the trio crossed overland to California, and began an engagement at Baldwin's Academy of Music in San Francisco on the evening of May 15, Ling Look and Yamadeva posed as Chinese and Japanese performers, but in fact, according to various sources, were Hungarian from Budapest or Austrian from Vienna.
Ling Look performed as a fire-eater and sword swallower, and went by the title "King of Fire".
With his head half-shaved, and the remaining hair in a long braid, he almost looked Chinese. Some of his feats included swallowing hot coals and red hot swords, then blowing fire from his mouth. Meanwhile, Yamadeva was an accomplished contortionist who performed incredible escapes.
He was also known as the Snake Man, due to his serpentine or feline movements. The infernal dinner fire eating 2. The poor of India escape 3. Yamadeva the snake contortion 4. Their show consisted of a spiritualist cabin with Kellar and Cunard performing cage disappearance and escapes from ropes and handcuffs, and contortion by Yamadeva, and for the finale, the fire and sword acts by Ling Look.
In Sydney, they played a successful engagement at the Victoria Theater. During their ten weeks' engagement in Australia they performed to capacity houses everywhere.
Sir Hercules Robinson, Lady Robinson and suite were frequent attendants at the entertainments of the Illusionists. From Australia they went to Java, and from there on to Shanghai, China In early October Yamadeva suffered heart pains while playing a pin bowling game in Shanghai China. They were watching a husky sea captain who was using a huge ball and making a double spare at every roll, when Yamadeva suddenly remarked, "I can handle one as heavy as that big loafer can.
But he misjudged his own strength, for he had no sooner delivered the ball than he grasped his side moaning in pain. He barely had enough strength to get back to the ship, where he immediately went to bed.
Four days later, he died while onboard the ship heading to Hong Kong.
An examination showed that he had ruptured an artery. Shortly after their arrival in Hong Kong, Ling Look underwent an operation for a liver trouble, and died under the knife.Apr 12, · 25 must-see buildings in New York.
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