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Louis Nikola

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Louis Nikola
BornWalter James Obree Smith
March 14, 1878
Southampton, England
DiedNovember 11, 1936 (age 58)
South Harrow, Greater London, England
CategoriesBooks by Louis Nikola

Louis Nikola (1878 - 1936), born Walter J. Obree Smith in England, was a magician and shadowist.

Biography

He got his stage name from Guy Boothby's Dr Nikola books. Nikola make his debut at St. George's Hall in 1908. He performed around the world and was known for his many inventions.[1]

He published some magic in Volume XXI of The Boy's Own Paper in 1898-99 with a series titled The "B.O.P." Magician', the first of a number of magical contributions to that journal. However, by the time his second series of 'The "B.O.P." Magician' commenced later in 1899 his name had become Louis Nikola and it remained thus ever after.

Books

References

  1. Illusion Show, David Bamberg (1991)
  • The Magician Monthly, Vol. 18, No. 8, July 1922, MAGIG: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, by GEORGE A. JENNESS - Louis Nikola, page 96
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 90, No. 967, August 1996, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 223. Louis Nikola and Stanley Collins and an Unfruitful Partnership: Tee Collins Nikola Curriculum of Magic, page 135
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 97, No. 1040, March 2003, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 293. Louis Nikola: The Magician Who Gave The Magic Circle its Name, page 78
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 97, No. 1041, April 2003, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 294. Louis Nikola: Marriage and Overseas Touring, page 122
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 97, No. 1042, May 2003, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 295. Louis Nikola: Magic and Authorship in the Nineteen-Twenties, page 160
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 97, No. 1043, June 2003, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 296. Louis Nikola: Controversy and Publications, page 198
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 97, No. 1044, July 2003, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes, 297. Louis Nikola: The Final Years, page 232
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Smith, Walter J. Obree = Louis Nikola, engl. Zauberkünstler (*14.03.1878 Southampton; †11.11.1936), page 319
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