Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2017.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Alfred Battle

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Alfred Battle
BornAlfred J. Battle
February 15, 1879
London, England
DiedMarch 14, 1952 (age 73)
Taft, California
Resting placeFresno, California

Alfred J. Battle (1879-1952) was an assistant then finally partner with Dr. Ward, a San Francisco magician. When his partner withdrew from act, continued by himself, appearing in theaters, halls and schools throughout the United States as Professor El-Tab.

Biography

At the age of two, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts and bought his first magic set when twelve. At eighteen, served in Spanish American War.

Married to Aldia Carter in 1935.

As a performer over his lifetime, he performed a crystal gazing act, and what was known as a lightning cartoon act.

At one time, operated a magic shop in San Francisco on Kearney Street.[1]

He took the tricks of the day and gave them his "El-Tab Twist". Inventor of magic effects under "Professor El-Tab" like "The Phantom Ship".

Battle was one of the founding members of the Oakland Magic Circle when formed on Wednesday, July 29, 1925 and also a member of I.B.M., S.A.M., I.S.J.M. and P.C.A.M..

References

  1. My Best by Thompson, Jr., J.G. (1945)


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Battle&GSiman=1&GScid=807556&GRid=109663793&