Bert Allerton

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| birth_place              =  Lynn Center, Illinois
 
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| death_place              =   Veterans Hospital, Elgin, Illinois
 
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He was one of the few magicians at the time to work exclusively in the close-up arena. One of his features was performing the [[Vanishing Bird Cage]] close up.
 
He was one of the few magicians at the time to work exclusively in the close-up arena. One of his features was performing the [[Vanishing Bird Cage]] close up.
  
Final resting place is at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1941 April]]</ref><ref>Obit [[Hugard's Magic Monthly]], Vol. 15, no. 11, April 1958</ref><ref>''Spotlight: This Month Bert Allerton'' by [[Eugene Burger]] in [[Genii 1994 June]]</ref><ref>Article ''Remembering Bert Allerton'' by [[Russ Barnhart]] [[Genii 1998 August]]</ref>
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Final resting place is at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1941 April|Genii, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1941]], page 5</ref><ref>Obit [[Hugard's Magic Monthly]], Vol. 15, no. 11, April 1958</ref><ref>''Spotlight: This Month Bert Allerton'' by [[Eugene Burger]] in [[Genii 1994 June]]</ref><ref>Article ''Remembering Bert Allerton'' by [[Russ Barnhart]] [[Genii 1998 August]]</ref>
  
 
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* The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, June 1945, Modern Magicians – Bert ALLERTON by MAURICE ZOLOTOW, page 19
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 26, No. 4, June 1946, Bert Allerton by John Braun, page 17
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 38, No. 2, April 1958, Bert Allerton as Frances Ireland knew him, page 93
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* M-U-M, Vol. 47, No. 10, April 1958, Chicago Miscellany by Hermann Homar, page 487
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* [[Genii 1998 August|Genii, Vol.61, No. 4, August 1998]], Remembering Bert Allerton, Reminiscences by Russell T. Barnhart, page 38
  
 
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Revision as of 09:04, 30 March 2013

Bert Allerton
BornAlbert Allen Gustafson
January 01, 1889
Lynn Center, Illinois
DiedFebruary 22, 1958 (age 69)
Veterans Hospital, Elgin, Illinois
Resting placeMemorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Illinois

Bert Allerton (January 1, 1889 - February 22, 1958), born Bert Allen Gustafson, worked as a successful close-up magician in top nightclubs and hotels across the United States.

Biography

After a career as an oil salesman and the death of his wife, Allerton took up magic. He eventually started performing close-up magic in nightclubs. He worked for many years at the Ambassador East Hotel Pump Room in Chicago as well as the House of Murphy in Hollywood and the Hotel Pierre in New York City.

He was one of the few magicians at the time to work exclusively in the close-up arena. One of his features was performing the Vanishing Bird Cage close up.

Final resting place is at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL.[1][2][3][4]

Books

References

  1. Cover Genii, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1941, page 5
  2. Obit Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 15, no. 11, April 1958
  3. Spotlight: This Month Bert Allerton by Eugene Burger in Genii 1994 June
  4. Article Remembering Bert Allerton by Russ Barnhart Genii 1998 August
  • The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, June 1945, Modern Magicians – Bert ALLERTON by MAURICE ZOLOTOW, page 19
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 26, No. 4, June 1946, Bert Allerton by John Braun, page 17
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 38, No. 2, April 1958, Bert Allerton as Frances Ireland knew him, page 93
  • M-U-M, Vol. 47, No. 10, April 1958, Chicago Miscellany by Hermann Homar, page 487
  • Genii, Vol.61, No. 4, August 1998, Remembering Bert Allerton, Reminiscences by Russell T. Barnhart, page 38
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