Carl Fleming (October 13, 1894 - September 2, 1940), was born Caryl Stacy Fleming in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In 1917, he was employed by Film Craft Corporation in New York City as a motion picture director. Caryl worked as an actor, director, writer and amateur magician in New York and later in Los Angeles.
In 1938, he helped charter the International Brotherhood of Magicians "Hollywood RING 21" which was later changed to the "Caryl Fleming RING". He was also a president of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.
He was known for making special chemicals, like "It's a Pip" liquid.
He died in Los Angeles while performing a card trick, just one month before his 50th birthday.