Zat Zam (circa late 1840s - January 14th, 1936) an Aztec Indian born near Vera Cruz, Mexico who had a career as "Chief Zat-Zam", a knife thrower and magician for over seventy years.
|Died||January 14, 1936 |
He also preformed for a time with his wife as The Zat Zams. He was famous for developing the act of throwing knives at a woman against a board, outlining her body with them.
The "Chief" claimed to be one of the last survivors of the Aztec Indian tribe. He traveled with Popcorn Johnny's Circus and the Ringling Brothers. Later he was with Gordon Lily, who owned the Buffalo Bill show.
During his career the "Chief" made three world tours and appeared in a command performance before King Edward VII of England.
- Zat Zam's White Chapel Illusion in Sphinx December 1921
- A Few Notes on Zat Zam By Gary Hunt