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[[Frederick Eugene Powell]] (March 1, 1856 - February 28, 1938) was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He started performing in 1874 after first obtaining a degree in civil engineering. [[Image:Powell.jpg|200px|right]]
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[[Frederick Eugene Powell]] (1856 - 1938) started performing in 1874 after first obtaining a degree in civil engineering.
  
Powell performed with [[Imro Fox]] and [[Servais LeRoy]] as part of the billing called the "Triple Alliance". He went on to create his own illusion show touring the United States, South America, and the West Indies.  
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He performed with [[Imro Fox]] and [[Servais LeRoy]] as part of the billing called the "Triple Alliance". He went on to create his own illusion show touring the United States, South America, and the West Indies.  
  
 
Powell's entire stage show was destroyed twice, once 1915 by a fire and again in 1921 by a flood in San Antonio. Powell continued to perform. His last public performance was in November, 1934.  Powell retired to  New Haven, Connecticut.   
 
Powell's entire stage show was destroyed twice, once 1915 by a fire and again in 1921 by a flood in San Antonio. Powell continued to perform. His last public performance was in November, 1934.  Powell retired to  New Haven, Connecticut.   
  
Powell was Deans of The [[Society of American Magicians]] from 1922 to 1938.
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In 1922, Powell headed one of the four touring companies for "The Houdini Wonder Show of 1922", which was presented in connection with [[Houdini]]'s film "The Man From Beyond".<ref>[[Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss]] by [[Kenneth Silverman]] (1996)</ref>
  
Powell lived with the [[John Petrie]] during his last years who filmed some 16mm movies including  studies Powell (a copy of the film is now part of the S.A.M. Film Library.)
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He was Deans of The [[Society of American Magicians]] from 1922 to 1938.
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Powell lived with the [[John Petrie]] during his last years who filmed some 16mm movies including  studies Powell (a copy of the film is now part of the S.A.M. Film Library.)<ref>Cover [[Linking Ring]], Vol. 3, no. 6, December 1925.</ref><ref>Obit [[Genii 1938 March]]</ref><ref>Photo [[Genii 1951 March]]</ref><ref>Frederick Eugene Powell - The Man and his Magic written by Thomas A. Ewing (1987)</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*Obit [[Genii 1938 March]]
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*Photo [[Genii 1951 March]]
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*Frederick Eugene Powell - The Man and his Magic written by Thomas A. Ewing (1987)
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Revision as of 02:42, 14 February 2012

Frederick Eugene Powell
BornMarch 1, 1856
Chester, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 28, 1938 (age 81)
Frederick Eugene Powell (1856 - 1938) started performing in 1874 after first obtaining a degree in civil engineering.

He performed with Imro Fox and Servais LeRoy as part of the billing called the "Triple Alliance". He went on to create his own illusion show touring the United States, South America, and the West Indies.

Powell's entire stage show was destroyed twice, once 1915 by a fire and again in 1921 by a flood in San Antonio. Powell continued to perform. His last public performance was in November, 1934. Powell retired to New Haven, Connecticut.

In 1922, Powell headed one of the four touring companies for "The Houdini Wonder Show of 1922", which was presented in connection with Houdini's film "The Man From Beyond".[1]

He was Deans of The Society of American Magicians from 1922 to 1938.


Powell lived with the John Petrie during his last years who filmed some 16mm movies including studies Powell (a copy of the film is now part of the S.A.M. Film Library.)[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman (1996)
  2. Cover Linking Ring, Vol. 3, no. 6, December 1925.
  3. Obit Genii 1938 March
  4. Photo Genii 1951 March
  5. Frederick Eugene Powell - The Man and his Magic written by Thomas A. Ewing (1987)
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