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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'''Herbert Albini''' (1860-1922), born Abraham Laski in Poland, had one of the largest illusion acts in [[Vaudeville]].
 
== Biography ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
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[[Harry Blackstone]], then Harry Bouton, bought several pieces of Albini's equipment and later performed several of Albini's illusions.
 
[[Harry Blackstone]], then Harry Bouton, bought several pieces of Albini's equipment and later performed several of Albini's illusions.
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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.


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