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Al Caroselli

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Al Caroselli
BornAlfred Louis Caroselli
September 8, 1886
Agnone, Italy
DiedJanuary 9, 1950 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan
Al Caroselli (1886-1950) was a Detroit magician, musician, and artist, skilled as a manipulator of cards and coins.


He emigrated to the United States with his father, a mural painter, to this country at the at of fourteen.

His first professional performance was at the Palace Theatre in Detroit presenting a vaudeville act doing 12 to 15 shows a day for $15 a week. He then organized a bigger show with his two brothers as assistants and played throughout Michigan for a couple of years. He then went into vaudeville with Walter Domzalski for several seasons.

Caroselli returned to Detroit and engaged in the music business. He did mural decoration in churches and theaters, performing with magic, and later manufacturing magical devices.

He was a veteran member of the Society of Detroit Magicians, which he served as president.[1][2]


  1. obit, Tops,FEBRUARY 1950
  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Feb 1950