Cover of Genii (Dec 1936)
|Born||Caryl Stacy Fleming|
October 13 1894
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
|Died||September 02, 1940 (age 45) |
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
In 1917, he was employed by Film Craft Corporation in New York City as a motion picture director. Fleming 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 started the International Alliance of Magicians.
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 originality 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.