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Abril Lamarque

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Abril Lamarque
BornEduardo Abril Lamarque
August 24, 1904
Banes, Cuba
DiedJanuary 25, 1999 (age 94)

Abril Lamarque (1904-1999), "the Smiling Latin from Manhattan", was a prominent amateur magician in New York City.

Biography

Lamarque was an art director-designer in the publishing field.[1] He worked as an artist for The New York Times and later as an art director for several national magazines.

He joined the Parent Assembly No. 1 of the SAM in 1933. Lamarque left New York for Washington, D.C. in 1945[2] He created magical effects and preferred to ad-lib is patter.[3] He became the principal artist for Hugard's Magic Monthly when it started out.

References

  1. http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/abril-lamarque-papers-5573
  2. The ar of Deception by Chuck Romano MUM, September, 1995
  3. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 366