William H. Lane (Willane) (1898-1955) was an English magician who appeared with at many conventions and in London theatres combining magic with music.
|Born||William H. Lane|
|Died||July 13, 1955 |
Willane entered magic comparatively late in life. He took lessons from Edward Victor and founded the ARCAS magic publishing house.
Bruce Posgate wrote that Will Lane was connected with a family of wholesale fruit businessmen in the Southwest London district. He was a quiet, reserved man, and never spared expense with his hobby of magic.
He performed a comedy "drunk" act,"Immaculate Inebriate" with special effects including a huge candle which grew out of the table and inquisitive rabbit which kept bobbing up and down out of his top hat.
Willane was a member of the Magic Circle of London.
Honors and Awards
- Paris International Magic Congress 1st prize for presentation 1947
- FISM Grand Prix 1948