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E. Raymond Carlyle

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E. Raymond Carlyle
BornEdward Raymond Fowler
April 9, 1931
Detroit, Michigan

E. Raymond Carlyle (b.1931) is the stage name of the mentalist Ed Fowler.


His adopted father was tool and die maker to Houdini and he grew up with many of magic’s famous names visiting his parents’ home including Blackstone and Dunninger,[1]

Moving to the Los Angeles area in the 1950s, he performed for many of Hollywood’s elite as well as Magic Castle regulars. He conceived on the Houdini séance at the Magic Castle and performed as it’s “medium” for the first decade. He also shared his home with Charlie Miller.

He now his lives in Virginia Beach with his wife where he conducts private sessions with magicians on séance material, and also offers a line of products of his own making as Ray Carlyle.[2][3]


  1. MUM, OCTOBER 2010
  3. The nail writer anthology by Thomas Baxter (2010)
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 19, Vol. 4, April 1954, Thrills Texans With Hanging Strait-Jacket Escape – Carlyle, page 7
  • M-U-M, Vol. 98, No. 4, September 1999, The Magic Castle Houdini Séance, An Interview with E. Raymond Carlyle, page 33

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