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C.H. Larette

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C.H. Larette
BornCornelius Hauer
April 18, 1889
Wien, Austria
DiedMay 14, 1943 (age 54)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

C. H. Larette (1889-1943) was successful manipulator, first with silks and later with coins, cigarettes and cards.


Larette emigrated in 1920 to Holland and performed in other European countries. He establishes a Magic Studio in Amsterdam and began publishing catalogs in 1937

Gestapo came to the house and magic shop in Amsterdam in 1943. Believing they had come because of him, he committed suicide in panic.


  • The Sphinx, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1936, The Sphinx Portrait of C. H. Larette, page 59
  • M-U-M, Vol. 81, No. 2, July 1991, LARETTE, by Emil Loew, page 32
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Hauer, Cornelius = C. H. Larette, österr. Zauberkünstler (*18.04.1889 Wien; †14.05.1943 Amsterdam), page 150