|Born||February 24, 1892|
|Died||March 9, 1955 (age 63) |
He performed as The Great Lyle and his Magical Milliner Act included Paper Hat Tear, women from hatboxes and his Flying Gramophone which vanished while playing (which was later done by Robert Harbin as the Vanishing Radio).
He wife and assistant was Lucille LaFarge (Marguerite "Margaret" Ingram Lyle (c.1903-1982)), who continued to used her professional modelling name in the act.
Cecil was an early member of The Magic Circle and was a holder of the Gold Medal.
The following is a list and brief description of some of Lyle's inventions :
- Chocolate Box, Card, and Cigarettes (1911)
- Flying Golf Club (1912)
- Giant Slates (1913)
- Large Chocolate Box Illusion (1913)
- Golden Horseshoe (1915)
- Tennis Ball Production (1915)
- Golden Locket (1919)
- Rose Basket (1919)
- Vanity Bag (1920)
- Paper Hat Trick (1920)
- ↑ Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)