(1879 - 1939) is pictured with the program from his prodigious almost
3 hour evening show, famous for its fast pace. A Goldin 'pitchbook'
is pictured below.
Goldin's signature illusion was Sawing a
Woman in Half. The effect, inspired by P.T.Selbit's similar but different
presentation of "Sawing Through a Woman", led to at times
bitter rivalries. When other performers began to copy Goldin's own effect,
he replaced it with a spectacular Buzzsaw version.