As Fu Manchu on the cover of Genii (1966)
|Born||February 19, 1904|
|Died||August 19, 1974 (age 70) |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Resting place||Ashes scattered at Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires|
In May 1916, he automatically became an American when his father become one.
Later, like his father, he performed in Oriental costume under the name Fu Manchu (and as Fu Chan in the U.S because of copyright infringement). He debuted as "Fu Manchu" in Buenos Aires on March 1, 1929.
He was very successful in South America and became one of the best known illusionist there.
In collaboration with Edmund Spreer, he invented:
- Isis Illusion (variation of Chung Ling Soo's Mahatma Illusion)
- The Chinese Strangulation Rack, Variation on the Book of Life Illusion
- The "Little Stinkhouse"
- Fu Manchu Cremation
- Modified Triangle Illusion
- Fu Manchu Spirit Cabinet
- Canvas Covered Trunk Substitution
- The Monkey Cage (Gorilla Vanish)
- The Robot
- The Pit and the Pendulum
- The Fan Illusion
- The Chinese Bazaar
- The Geisha Illusion
- Fu Manchu Duck Vanish
- The Lantern Illusion (Atomic Woman).
- Illusion Show - A Life in Magic (1988) (The autobiography of David Bamberg)
- Illusion Builder To Fu Manchu by Edmund Spreer & Robert E. Olson (1986)
- ↑ Cover, Genii 1966 April
- ↑ http://www.njedge.net/~knapp/magician.htm
- ↑ Films of Fu Manchu by ENRIQUE JIMENEZ MARTINEZ, Linking Ring, September, 1977