Cover March 1905
|Born||Henry Whiteley Cunliffe|
December 1, 1875
|Died||April 22, 1945 (age 69) |
Harry Whiteley was the manager of the Manchester Conjuring Trick Works and ran a circulating library for magicians.
He hosted a congregation for conjurers each Sunday evening which became known as "Whiteley's Varieties".
Whiteley contributed to the Sphinx as a correspondent under the column "English Notes" from 1904 to 1907.
He was said to be good at sleight-of-hand and performed occasionally. He apparently claimed to be the inventor of the back and front continuous palm, which has never been proven.
- Miracles of Modern Magic (1905)
- ↑ HARRY WHITELEY: WHAT'S IN A NAME? By Eddie Dawes, MUM, MAY, 1985
- ↑ 109. WHITELEY'S VARIETIES - MAGIC IN MANCHESTER, Magic Circular No 78 (1984)