Quote and Credit

Quote and Credit

Magician The Great Virgil Wounds a Volunteer From the Audience Original Photograph Collection Jim Linderman

The Great Virgil was Virgil Harris Mulkey, born 1900 - Final disappearing act 1989.

Quite a magician and quite a show, one which could afford to have three buffoons stand around in clown heads.  Virgil's greatest trick, however, was marrying the lovely Julie Capriotti.  In 1929, the magician asked for a volunteer from the audience and young Julie stepped up.  The Great Virgil injured her on stage!  While visiting her in the hospital, they fell in love and married two years later.
They look happy here, don't they?  They were.  They were married 58 years...and THAT is no trick.

The Great Virgil Publicity Photograph, circa 1940  Collection Jim Linderman

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Julie is my Mom's Aunt. I only met Virgil and Julie a few times, but grew up hearing about them. I never knew how they met before now!