"I learned about Michael Collins, first-hand, on our 1936 trip to London. Through the sister of Cardini, stage magician, who was on the ship, we met Sir John Larery, distinguished Irish painter."
October 22, 1952
"Johnny, a parakeet which does magic under Cardini's direction, took off during afternoon dress rehearsal and made an unscheduled tour of the hotel."
Date is a guess
"Cardini played most of them at one time or another, and captivated the massive audiences with cards, cigarettes and billiard balls when most of us considered these to be close-up or club material. "