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Professeur Carmelli

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Professeur Carmelli
BornAugust Joseph Coene

Professeur Carmelli (1850-1919) was a magician at the Musée Grévin in Paris from 1915-1918.


Carmelli performed in France with a Black Art (Magie Noire) act for many years.

He left home as a boy to follow a circus and later became an acrobat. A magician in the circus befriended and taught him magic.

He met George Melies and collaborated with him in 1888 at the Theatre Robert-Houdin.

Carmelli later created his own traveling show called the Theatre-Salon Carmelli.[1]


  1. 100 Years of Magic Posters by Charles Reynolds