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[[Carl Hertz]] (May 14, 1859 - March 20, 1924) was born Louis (or Leib) Morgenstein in San Francisco.
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'''Carl Hertz'''(1859-1924), after becoming proficient in the art of magic, toured America, Europe and Australia, which he had first visited in 1892.  
  
After becoming proficient in the art of magic, he toured America, Europe and Australia, which he had first visited in 1892. He was one of several famous magicians who added films to their repertoires during the early years of cinematography.
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He was one of several famous magicians who added films to their repertoires during the early years of cinematography.<ref>[http://www.victorian-cinema.net/schuberg.htm Who's Who of Victorian Cinema: A Worldwide Survey]</ref>
  
He sailed from England on 28 March 1896 aboard the Royal Mail Steamer Norman and during the voyage exhibited Robert William Paul's Theatrograph to the passengers.  
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Hertz sailed from England on 28 March 1896 aboard the Royal Mail Steamer Norman and during the voyage exhibited Robert William Paul's Theatrograph to the passengers.
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After Australia he toured Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, Japan, the Fiji Islands and Hawaii as a magician employed by the Lumiere Brothers.
  
 
He published his autobiography in 1924, [[A Modern Mystery Merchant]]; The Trials, Tricks and Travels of Carl Hertz, the Famous American Illusionist.
 
He published his autobiography in 1924, [[A Modern Mystery Merchant]]; The Trials, Tricks and Travels of Carl Hertz, the Famous American Illusionist.
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Revision as of 14:37, 9 July 2011

Carl Hertz
BornLouis (or Leib) Morgenstein
May 14, 1859
San Francisco, California
DiedMarch 20, 1924 (age 64)
CategoriesBooks by Carl Hertz

Carl Hertz(1859-1924), after becoming proficient in the art of magic, toured America, Europe and Australia, which he had first visited in 1892.

He was one of several famous magicians who added films to their repertoires during the early years of cinematography.[1]

Hertz sailed from England on 28 March 1896 aboard the Royal Mail Steamer Norman and during the voyage exhibited Robert William Paul's Theatrograph to the passengers.

After Australia he toured Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, Japan, the Fiji Islands and Hawaii as a magician employed by the Lumiere Brothers.

He published his autobiography in 1924, A Modern Mystery Merchant; The Trials, Tricks and Travels of Carl Hertz, the Famous American Illusionist.

Act

His act included:

  • "Aerolithe" illusion, involving a girl dancing on air - a court case was brought that accused him of stealing it from a German magician.
  • "Phoenix" illusion. His wife entered a furnace and emerged unscathed.
  • Vanishing Bird Cage. He was actually summoned to the British House of Commons on August 2, 1921 to prove that his act did not harm the birds. He performed the trick for them, then produced the unharmed bird.

References

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  1. Who's Who of Victorian Cinema: A Worldwide Survey