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Dr. Nix

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Dr. Nix
BornPaul Lemare
circa 1847
Died?

Dr. Nix (c. 1847 - ?) was born Paul Lemare.[1]

Biography

As a youth Nix performed as "The Boy Conjurer" and for a time was associated with John Henry Anderson. Later, Nix became a well-known private and public performer in England. By 1888 he was billed as "The Royal Conjuror" and "The Man of a Thousand Tricks."[2]

Later in his career he gave public shows by talking during a film of his performances. Apparently he would repeat the program showing how each trick was done.[3]

References

  1. Sidney Clarke's Annals of Conjuring
  2. A RICH CABINET OF MAGICAL CURIOSITIES #241 - DOCTOR NIX AND HIS MAGICAL EXPOSURES ON FILM By EDWIN A. DAWES in Magic Circular Vol. 92, 1998
  3. Hugall Benedict's Notebooks a description of Dr. Nix performance in 1888 (The Linking Ring March 1957 page 58)