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BornNicholas-Joseph Minalono
May 13, 1870
Allier, France
DiedMarch 15, 1947 (age 76)

Dickmann-Minalono (1870-1947) moved to Paris in 1889 to become a painter and engraver, but a year later turned to magic.


His act included hypnotism, lightning sketches, mimicry, and clowning. He toured France and a number of other countries with great success.

Later he was founder and director of "Studio de la Magie" (The Institute of Magic) in Paris. He wife continued to run the business after his death.[1]


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)