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BornPaul Korth
April 6, 1890
Tilsit/East Prussia
DiedNovember 14, 1954 (age 64)
on stage at the National-Scala in Copenhagen

Cortini (1890-1954) was the stage name of Paul Korth, who popularized the Torn and Restored Newspaper.

Cortini tokens are sought after for the 1930's magic shows at the winter garden in Germany and are listed in Kuethe's guide book.


  • Cortini Manipulator - Illusionist (1990), by Hannes Holler and Wittus Witt [1] [2]


  1. The Magic Circular, Vol. 84, No. 910, November 1990, Book Reviews, CORTINI: MANIPULATOR – ILLUSIONIST, page 222
  2. The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 4, April 1991, Cortini Manipulator - Illusionist, by PWR page 101
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