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Does anyone know much about Jan Glenrose?

I've read references to a woman of that name being the assistant who played the central role in P. T. Selbit's first presentation of the "Sawing through a woman" illusion (according to Jim Steinmeyer it was Glenrose who took part in the preview staged by Selbit in December 1920 for an invited group of agents and promoters while another assistant, Betty Barker, was sawn in the later public performances)

I've also come across a brief biography of Fred Culpitt, which mentions he had a partner called Jan Glenrose.

I'm wondering if this is one and the same woman. Given that Culpitt and Selbit lived at around the same time and both worked for the Maskelyne company at St George's Hall it seems quite possible.
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I cant't believe I've drawn a complete blank on this. I'm posting again just in case there's someone out there glancing through the forums who might have heard of Jan Glenrose.
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Jan Glenrose was Fred Culpitt's wife. She evidently worked as an assitant to David Devant before she married Culpitt.

There should be a lot of info about her available at the Magic Circle of London.
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