Walter Edwin Floyd
|Walter Edwin Floyd|
Cover of Sphinx (August 1908)
|Born||May 12, 1861|
|Died||August 21, 1940 (age 79) |
Walter Edwin Floyd (1861-1940), born in Chelsea Massachusetts, was the first magician on the Lyceum circuit.
He began work in 1879 in Boston. Floyd filled over 5,000 engagements in all parts of the United States. His first association with magic was at the age of eighteen, when he went as assistant to Robert Nickle (1842-1889).
Starting in 1888, he preformed a mind-reading act with his wife (using the name Mohala) as The Floyds. The act was titled "Mohala, The Radio Mystic."
Walter Floyd joined the Society of American Magicians in New York in 1903, In October of 1939, Floyd was made the dean of the Boston Assembly.
- Handbook of Magic (1891)