Horace Goldin (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.