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Earl Lockman

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Earl Lockman
BornEarl A. Lockman
June 12, 1893
Illinois
DiedApril 18, 1967 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California

Earl Lockman (1893-1967), a member of the pioneer Essanay film company in Chicago, became a magician and escape artist ("Locks Don't Lock Lockman").[1]

Biography

Lockman was a charter member of Chicago chapter of Society of American Magicians.

He invented many effects, including a Production Cabinet and the Hindoo Torture Chest.

Lockman provided the props and routines for Paramount's "Houdini" movie starring Tony Curtis.

He performed in night clubs and theaters for many years, and in Las Vegas later in life. [2]


References

  1. Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 24 No. 4 (April 15, 1925)
  2. Obit, Genii 1967 May