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[[The Great LaFollette]] also known as [[Rush Ling Toy]] (December 8, 1886 - November 8, 1960), born [[George F. Reuschling]] in Baltimore, Maryland performed both a successful Chinese and traditional magic act (frequently with both acts on the same bill letting audiences believe they were different people). Another of his specialities was a [[Quick-Change]] act.
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'''The Great LaFollette''' and '''Rush Ling Toy''' were the stage names of '''George P. Reuschling''' (1886 - 1960) from Baltimore, Maryland who performed both a successful Chinese and traditional magic act (frequently with both acts on the same bill letting audiences believe they were different people). Another of his specialties was a [[Quick-Change]] act.
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At one time was partnered with [[Jean Hugard]] in a Luna Park theatre of magic.  
 
At one time was partnered with [[Jean Hugard]] in a Luna Park theatre of magic.  
  
In the early 1900s, he was performing as The Mysterious Reuschling in the D.C./Baltimore area. By 1912, he was performing his Chinese act as  Rush Link Toy in [[Vaudeville]]. Later he developed The Great LaFollette, "International Transformist", in which he would change and perform as [[Herrmann the Great]], [[Harry Kellar]], [[Buatier de Kolta]], [[Servais Le Roy]] and his Chinese alter ego Rush Ling Toy.
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Beginning in 1908, he was performing as The Mysterious Reuschling in the D.C./Baltimore area. By 1912, he was performing his Chinese act as  Rush Ling Toy in [[Vaudeville]]. Later he developed The Great LaFollette, "International Transformist", in which he would change and perform as [[Herrmann the Great]], [[Harry Kellar]], [[Buatier de Kolta]], [[Servais Le Roy]] and his Chinese alter ego Rush Ling Toy.
  
LaFallette toured Cuba with [[Carl Rosini]], South America with [[Carl Herrmann]], played in The Main Street Follies in New York.  
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LaFallette toured Cuba with [[Carl Rosini]], South America with [[Carl Herrmann]], played in The Main Street Follies in New York. He did a magic show in New York in 1931 and performed the Production of bowls of water, Three Card Monte, the Jam Illusion and ended with the Cremation Illusion and Vanish from Cabinet.
  
 
After Vaudeville, he settled in the Boston area, where he performed until retiring and moving to Florida. There, he opened and ran a magic shop in St. Petersburg. Among his inventions were The La Follette Rice Combination, Wooden Soldier Illusion, Flight of the Mandarin, The Russian Anarchist, The Spinning Girl, The Phantom Studio and The Spirit Bungalow.
 
After Vaudeville, he settled in the Boston area, where he performed until retiring and moving to Florida. There, he opened and ran a magic shop in St. Petersburg. Among his inventions were The La Follette Rice Combination, Wooden Soldier Illusion, Flight of the Mandarin, The Russian Anarchist, The Spinning Girl, The Phantom Studio and The Spirit Bungalow.
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He was a member of the [[S.A.M.]], [[I.B.M.]], and the [[I.M.C.]].
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==Books==
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* Lightning Changes and Illusion Transformations (1936)
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* The Illustrated History of Magic by [[Milbourne Christopher]]
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* Who's Who in Magic, [[Sphinx]], March, 1934
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* Cover [[Linking Ring]], November 1949.
 
* [[MUM]] November 1952
 
* [[MUM]] November 1952
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* [[The Illustrated History of Magic]] by [[Milbourne Christopher]] (1973)
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* Programmes of Famous Magicians, 1937.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:17, 9 January 2011

The Great LaFollette and Rush Ling Toy were the stage names of George P. Reuschling (1886 - 1960) from Baltimore, Maryland who performed both a successful Chinese and traditional magic act (frequently with both acts on the same bill letting audiences believe they were different people). Another of his specialties was a Quick-Change act.

Great LaFollette
BornGeorge P. Reuschling
December 08, 1886
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedNovember 08, 1960 (age 73)

At one time was partnered with Jean Hugard in a Luna Park theatre of magic.

Beginning in 1908, he was performing as The Mysterious Reuschling in the D.C./Baltimore area. By 1912, he was performing his Chinese act as Rush Ling Toy in Vaudeville. Later he developed The Great LaFollette, "International Transformist", in which he would change and perform as Herrmann the Great, Harry Kellar, Buatier de Kolta, Servais Le Roy and his Chinese alter ego Rush Ling Toy.

LaFallette toured Cuba with Carl Rosini, South America with Carl Herrmann, played in The Main Street Follies in New York. He did a magic show in New York in 1931 and performed the Production of bowls of water, Three Card Monte, the Jam Illusion and ended with the Cremation Illusion and Vanish from Cabinet.

After Vaudeville, he settled in the Boston area, where he performed until retiring and moving to Florida. There, he opened and ran a magic shop in St. Petersburg. Among his inventions were The La Follette Rice Combination, Wooden Soldier Illusion, Flight of the Mandarin, The Russian Anarchist, The Spinning Girl, The Phantom Studio and The Spirit Bungalow.

He was a member of the S.A.M., I.B.M., and the I.M.C..

Books

  • Lightning Changes and Illusion Transformations (1936)

References

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