Herbert Albini

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'''Herbert Albini''' (1860-1922), born Abraham Laski in Poland, had one of the largest illusion acts in [[Vaudeville]].
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== Biography ==
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Albini began performing in Britain, but moved to United Statses in 1891 where he appropriated the stage name of Lieutenant Ablini (Frederick Baxter Ewing) from the British Isles.
  
Began performing in Britain. Move to U.S in 1891 where he appropriated the stage name of Lt. Ablini (Frederick Baxter Ewing) from the British Isles.
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By 1911, as [[Albini the Great]], he owned one of the largest illusion acts in vaudeville and had twelve assistants. He was noted for his [[Egg Bag]] routine and for using a brand new deck of cards for each card trick scattering them to the floor.  The stage would be filled with cards by the end of the show.
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Albini died at the age of 53 in his Chicago hotel room.
  
By 1911, Albini the Great owned one of the largest illusion acts in vaudeville.
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[[Harry Blackstone]], then Harry Bouton, bought several pieces of Albini's equipment and later performed several of Albini's illusions.
 
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Noted for his [[Egg Bag]] routine and for using a brand new deck of cards for each card trick, scattering his stage with cards by the end. .
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Albini died at the age of 53 in his Chicago hotel room.
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[[Harry Blackstone]] (then Harry Bouton) bought several pieces of Albini's equipment.
 
  
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[[Category:Polish magicians]]
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[[Category:Professional magicians]]
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[[Category:Jewish magicians]]
  
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 8 December 2012

Herbert Albini
BornAbraham Laski
1860
Poland
Died1922
Chicago

Herbert Albini (1860-1922), born Abraham Laski in Poland, had one of the largest illusion acts in Vaudeville.

Biography

Albini began performing in Britain, but moved to United Statses in 1891 where he appropriated the stage name of Lieutenant Ablini (Frederick Baxter Ewing) from the British Isles.

By 1911, as Albini the Great, he owned one of the largest illusion acts in vaudeville and had twelve assistants. He was noted for his Egg Bag routine and for using a brand new deck of cards for each card trick scattering them to the floor. The stage would be filled with cards by the end of the show.

Albini died at the age of 53 in his Chicago hotel room.

Harry Blackstone, then Harry Bouton, bought several pieces of Albini's equipment and later performed several of Albini's illusions.


References

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