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(New page: Bellachini (1828 - 1885) was born Samuel Berlach in Poland. He was officer in the Prussian service. In 1846 he took up magic performing mostly in Germany, winning the title of "Court...)
 
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In 1846 he took up magic performing mostly in Germany, winning the title of "Court Conjurer." The story goes that during a performance where Kaiser Wilhelm I was in attendance, Bellachini did his "Magic Inkhorn" effect where a pen would only write on his command.  He handed the pen and a sheet of paper to the king, with the request that he write something. When asked what to write, he told him "Bellachini is the Court Conjurer".  
 
In 1846 he took up magic performing mostly in Germany, winning the title of "Court Conjurer." The story goes that during a performance where Kaiser Wilhelm I was in attendance, Bellachini did his "Magic Inkhorn" effect where a pen would only write on his command.  He handed the pen and a sheet of paper to the king, with the request that he write something. When asked what to write, he told him "Bellachini is the Court Conjurer".  
  
A feature of his act, producing eggs from his assistant's mouth, is described in Hoffman's Later Magic.
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A feature of his act, producing eggs from his assistant's mouth, is described in [[Hoffmann]]'s [[Later Magic]].
  
 
He also did a side business in magical apparatus, which he sold to amateurs.
 
He also did a side business in magical apparatus, which he sold to amateurs.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:45, 4 May 2009

Bellachini (1828 - 1885) was born Samuel Berlach in Poland. He was officer in the Prussian service.

In 1846 he took up magic performing mostly in Germany, winning the title of "Court Conjurer." The story goes that during a performance where Kaiser Wilhelm I was in attendance, Bellachini did his "Magic Inkhorn" effect where a pen would only write on his command. He handed the pen and a sheet of paper to the king, with the request that he write something. When asked what to write, he told him "Bellachini is the Court Conjurer".

A feature of his act, producing eggs from his assistant's mouth, is described in Hoffmann's Later Magic.

He also did a side business in magical apparatus, which he sold to amateurs.