Bert Allerton

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[[Bert Allerton]] (January 1, 1889 - February 22, 1958) was born Bert Allen Gustafson.  
 
[[Bert Allerton]] (January 1, 1889 - February 22, 1958) was born Bert Allen Gustafson.  
  
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.
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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.
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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.
 
One of his features was performing the [[Vanishing Bird Cage]] close up.
  
 
==Books ==
 
==Books ==
*The Close Up Magician by [[Robert Parrish]]
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*The Close Up Magician by [[Robert Parrish]] (1958)
  
 
[[Category:Biographies|Allerton]]
 
[[Category:Biographies|Allerton]]

Revision as of 20:11, 24 June 2008

Bert Allerton (January 1, 1889 - February 22, 1958) was born Bert Allen Gustafson.

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.

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