Douglas Beaufort

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Douglas Beaufort (1864-1939) was a British entertainer and magician who performed for royalty and at the Egyptian Hall.

Douglas Beaufort
BornDouglas Edward Walter Broad
1864
England
DiedApril 13, 1939
NationalityBritish

Beaufort began performing in 1882 and his life was documented in a book by Frank S. Stuart, Nothing Up My Sleeve, published by Stanley Paul in 1938.

It's been told that he was sent by his government to Morocco to prove that British magic was superior to the natives, similar to the one performed by Robert-Houdin previously. [1][2]

References

  1. DOUGLAS BEAUFORT IN MOROCCO, MUM, SEPTEMBER, 1955
  2. Douglas Beaufort: Would-be Diplomat by Michael Claxton, Magicol No. 181, November 2011
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