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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

Going Fine Since 1889: The Magical Armstrongs (Feature Documentary -Teaser Trailer)
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SYNOPSIS

Going Fine Since 1889: The Magical Armstrongs is a documentary in preproduction about a family of African American magicians travelling throughout the South in the early 1900’s within the confines of the Jim Crow era.

 

The film explores the life and times of illusionist John Hartford Armstrong, his wife Lillie Belle and daughter Ellen E. Armstrong, who continued the family legacy with a solo magic act. As America came into a modern century, where society and entertainment were changing rapidly, the Armstrong’s brought a sophisticated grandeur to the world of magic but are virtually forgotten today.

This film is sponsored in part by South Carolina Humanities.

Do you remember?

If you have any information about the Armstrong family or saw Ellen E. Armstrong perform we would love to hear from you! Share your stories at magicalarmstrongs@gmail.com

 
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