"The aerialist bowed to the imperial request" - no, it was a royal request. The Prince of Wales held no imperial title at that time. He became Emperor of India many years later of course. Me, pedantic?
YES !!! this story would make a super movie (:>) - who is listening ?? who do we email to get it going ??
"...he earned $400,000 a year, the equivalent of several million in today’s economy."
Say what? Make that about one and a half billion.
Immensely interesting. Well written.
Very engaging and informative. Why, indeed, has there not been more about this fellow? At least we have this wonderfully written piece by Kanfer. Thanks!