Buatier De Kolta
|Buatier De Kolta|
November 18, 1847
Caluire et Cuire, a suburban of Lyon, France
|Died||October 7, 1903 (age 55) |
New Orleans, USA
|Resting place||Hendon Cemetary, near London|
Buatier De Kolta (November 18, 1847 – October 7, 1903) was a French magician born Joseph Buatier who performed throughout the 1870s and 1880s in England and America.
Buatier De Kolta (pronounced BWAH-tee-ay Dee-kohl-tah) was born at home in France to Mariette Rambaud (27) and Claude Buatier (59). He would grow up to be a contemporary of fellow French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.
De Kolta is probably most remembered for his De Kolta Chair (or Vanishing Lady illusion). A woman seated in a chair, covered by a large cloth would appear to vanish before an audience (large cloth included). Present-day magician David Copperfield has adapted this illusion in his own performances.
He died in New Orleans of acute Bright's disease.
| This page incorporated content from Buatier De Kolta,
a page hosted on Wikipedia. Please consult the history of the original page to see a list of its authors. Therefor, this article is also available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
- The Sphinx, Vol. 1, No. 10, December 1902, Cover, Buatier De Kolta, page 109
- Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 9, No. 6, June 1903, Buatier De Kolta, page 81
- Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 9, No. 7, Jul 1903, Buatier De Kolta (Schluss), page 97
- Mahatma, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 1903, Buatier De Kolta, page 27
- Mahatma, Vol. 7, No. 6, December 1903, Memorial for De Kolta, page 67
- The Old and the New Magic, by Henry R. Evans, 1906, Magicians I Have Met, by Henry R. Evans, VI. Buatier De Kolta, page 289
- Magazine of Magic, Vol. 3, No. 2, November 1915, MAGICIANS OF THE PAST: No. 2: Professor Buatier De Kolta, page 61
- The Annals of Conjuring, by Sydney W. Clarke (1929, reprint 2001), 11. Maskelyne and Cook, De Kolta, page 316
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 40, No. 439, March 1946, The Work of Buatier De Kolta, Translation and Notes by Victor Peacock, page 59
- The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 6, August 1949, The Cover, page 144
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 1953, One Wizard's Wanderings, by Milbourne Christopher, page 44
- The Magic Wand, Vol. 42, No. 239, October 1953, Buatier De Kolta, by the late HARRY LANCONN (France), Translated by Serge Letaste, page 126
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 54, No. 2, February 1974, Our Cover, De Kolta, page 56
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 7, July 1981, Conjuring Psychology, by Richard Weibel, Buatier DeKolta, page 59
- The New Tops, Vol. 34, No. 12, December 1994, MEN OF MAGIC, by Robert Olson, Buatier De Kolta, page 10
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 92, No. 982, January 1998, Memorial & Heritage News, by Peter D. Blanchard, page 16
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Buatier, Joseph = Joseph Buatier de Kolta, frz. Zauberkünstler (*18.11.1847 Caluire-e-Cuire b. Lyon, Frankreich; †07.10.1903 New Orleans, Louisiana), page 64