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|Born||Richard Carter Ritson|
September 1, 1896
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
|Died||August 4, 1969 (age 72) |
Wu Link, The Magical Mandarin, was a semi-professional club and vaudeville magician specializing in Chinese effects and illusions.
Also billed as "The Amazing Mr Wu with The Pagoda Mysteries". An admirer of Chung Ling Soo he included a Floating Ball made by his friend Okito (Theo Bamberg).
He was one of the Founders of the Sheffield Circle in 1920.
Ritson was a noted magic collector. He was also a good friend and correspondent of Stanley Collins. They co-authored a series called "Chats for Conjuring Cognoscenti" in George Armstrong's Wizard.
In 1958, he was made a member of the Magic Circle Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star. 
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, March, 1932
- ↑ Stanley Collins Conjurer Collector and Iconoclast by Edwin A. Dawes (2001)
- ↑ Obit, Abra, August 16, 1969