Herbert J. Collings

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Herbert J. Collings

From Conjurers' Monthly Magazine
BornHerbert James Collings
1883
London, England
DiedMarch 30, 1958
London, England

Herbert J. Collings (1883-1958) was a professional magician beginning in 1899.

Biography

He performed an evening dress act " Wit, Wizardry and a Whistle" and then a Chinese magic as Col Ling Soo.

Collings was a founder and a president of the Magic Circle from 1928 to 1931 and again from 1954 to 1958.[1][2]

References

  1. The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 1934, Who’s Who in Magic, page 14
  2. Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 25, No. 637, April 1958, Herbert J. Collings, An Appreciation by Francis White, page 199
  • http://magicpostcards.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/herbert-collins-cariacture/
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 28, No. 4, June 1948, Col Ling Soo, by William G. Stickland, page 20
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 1, March 1949, Col Ling Soo, by Douglas Craggs, page 11
  • The Conjurors’ Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1949, COL LING SOO, by Ted Elliott, page 30
  • The Gen, Vol. 5, No. 9, Jan 1950, Front Page Personalities, Col Ling Soo, page 259
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 38, No. 3, May 1958, Broken Wands, Herbert J. Collings, page 104
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 52, No. 585, May 1958, Obituary, Herbert J. Collings, page 122
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Collings, Herbert J. = Col Ling Soo, engl. ; Historiker (*1883 London; †1958), page 82
  • Conjurers' Monthly Magazine (Sept. 1907) pg 17
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