Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.


From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 13:16, 17 March 2014 by Jpecore (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
BornFuad Makarius
circa 1899
Diedcirca 1933 (age 33)

Handy-Bandy (c.1899-1933) presented an Egyptian style magic act, with his American wife who performed as "Nadia-Nadyr", throughout Europe in the 1920s.


Starting out performing a Japanese act in variety theaters around Berlin, he was inspired by Okito's Oriental magic. After a great deal of criticism from those who had seen both performers, Makarius took on the character of a Egyptian.

They played the London Coliseum in 1927 and were last seen at the beginning of the German Nazi era, around 1930-33. [1]


  1. HANDY-BANDY and NADIA-NADYR by Fred Maldino, Magicol No. 136