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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 Paul Courville's [Magic Tokens] reference book.

Known as "The Man With 100,000 Dollars", he was playing at the Scala Theater in Copenhagen,Denmark when he suffered a heart attack while performing on the stage and died in an ambulance while being taken to a hospital.


  • Geschichte der Zauberkunst by Kurt Volkmann [1]
  • Cortini Manipulator - Illusionist (1990), by Hannes Holler and Wittus Witt [2] [3]
  • Jochen Zmeck: Wunderwelt Magie. Universitas-Verlag, München 1982, ISBN 3-8004-1017-6


  1. Geschichte der Zauberkunst by Kurt Volkmann, 91. Folge, Cortini, p. 43
  2. The Magic Circular, Vol. 84, No. 910, November 1990, Book Reviews, CORTINI: MANIPULATOR – ILLUSIONIST, page 222
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 4, April 1991, Cortini Manipulator - Illusionist, by PWR page 101
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