Olaf T. Gylleck
|Olaf T. Gylleck|
|Born||June 6, 1886|
|Died||April 20, 1967 (age 80) |
Grand Haven, Michigan
Olaf T. Gylleck (1886-1967) was a professional vaudeville magician from 1907 until 1910 until family life forced him to find a more stable job in the printing industry, settling down in Michigan as a semi-pro.
Gylleck, taught magic by his amateur magician father, performed before the public for upwards of 50 years, in vaudeville and as a club performer. At one time he worked a double ac with his brother, Elmer.
Born in Denmark, but moved as child to United States where he was raised in Dixon, Illinois (outside of Chicago). As a young adult, he went into vaudeville as a professional magician. From 1907 to 1910, Gylleckwas very successful, touring Vaudeville.
After settling down in Michigan, Gylleck never missed an Abbott's Get-Together.
Sample program from 1917:
- Part 1. Devils Dream. Restoration. Digital Dexterity. The Impossible Possible. Penetration of Matter.
- Part 2. Elmer Gylleck, Ventriloquism.
- Part 3. An Eggstraordinary Eggsperiment. A Boy, a Lemon and an Egg. Here, There, Nowhere.
- Part 4. Flags of all nations. A Patriotic Finale.
Awards and Honors
- On a trip to Denmark, he was made an honorary member of the Magisk Cirkel, whose magazine described him as "a likeable U.S.A. Swindler!"
- "IDEAL CARD EFFECT" (Ad in Magical Bulletin, January 1919)