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Arthur Dowling

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Arthur Dowling

Flourished1900s

Arthur Dowling was a black magician who passed himself off as an East Indian Psychic, "Prince Jovedah de Rajah."

A tall man, Howling added to his height by wearing a blue turban. He also talked in a foreign accent and remained in character offstage presenting himself as Indian royalty.

Howling was married to a white Canadian woman, who assisted in his act as "Princess Olga". They performed "mind-reading" feats and his code was exposed in book The Life and Mysteries of the Celebrated Dr. Q. (1921) under the name "Prince Joedah Dah Radja."

According to legend, he died in 1922 penniless.[1]

References

  1. Conjure Times : Black Magicians in America by Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson (2001)