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Caryl Fleming

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Carl Fleming (October 13, 1894 - September 2, 1940), was born Caryl Stacy Fleming in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Caryl Fleming
BornCaryl Stacy Fleming
October 13 1894
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
DiedSeptember 02, 1940 (age 45)
Los Angeles
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery

In 1917, he was employed by Film Craft Corporation in New York City as a motion picture director. Caryl worked as an actor, director, writer and amateur magician in New York and later in Los Angeles.

In 1938, he helped charter the International Brotherhood of Magicians "Hollywood RING 21" which was later changed to the "Caryl Fleming RING". He was also a president of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians and found the International Alliance of Magicians.

He was known for making special chemicals, like It's a Pip liquid which he created with Charles W. Fricke (Judge) in 1937.

Wrote in Genii a series of articles (12) entitled So Your Club Is Going to Give a Show ? from sept. 1936 to aug. 1937.

He died in Los Angeles while performing a card trick, just one month before his 50th birthday.

After his death a trophy was established for the IBM national convention of orginality called the Fleming Perpetual award and held for 1 year.. The wooden and lead trophy is currently in the IBM offices and in need of repair.