Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Difference between revisions of "Bert Allerton"

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 8: Line 8:
==Books ==
==Books ==
*The Close Up Magician by [[Robert Parrish]] (1958)
*[[Bert Allerton's The Close Up Magician]] by [[Robert Parrish]] (1958)

Revision as of 13:46, 12 September 2008

Bert Allerton (January 1, 1889 - February 22, 1958) was born Bert Allen Gustafson.

After a career as an oil salesman and the death of his wife, Allerton took up magic. He eventually started performing close-up magic in nightclubs. He worked for many years at the Ambassador East Hotel Pump Room in Chicago as well as the House of Murphy in Hollywood and the Hotel Pierre in New York City.

He was one of the few magicians at the time to work exclusively in the close-up arena.

One of his features was performing the Vanishing Bird Cage close up.