|Born||Justin Aloysius Kelley|
May 27, 1882
|Died||January 29, 1948 (age 65) |
Cambridge City Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts
A comical card manipulator, he also began doing a magical clown act throughout New England in the 1920s.
Max Holden writes in his "TROUPING AROUND IN MAGIC" column for The Sphinx (January, 1928) that Kelley was working at the Jordan Marsh store in Boston doing clown magic and was one of the most talked of entertainers in Boston.
In the October, 1928 issue of The Sphinx, U.F. Grant in the column "NEWS FROM PITTSFIELD, MASS." said that Kelley "should be known as the man of 500 tricks and 1,000 stories."
- Most original effect at the Boston Society of Magicians "Originality Night" 1924
- The Four Aces in Card Magic: a Practical Treatise on Modern Card Conjuring
- ↑ Linking Ring, Mar 1948, page 79
- ↑ Linking Ring, March 1943
- ↑ Billboard, JUNE 21, 1924
- ↑ Sphinx, July 1927
- ↑ Sphinx, March 1924
- The Sphinx, Vol. 47, No. 1, March 1948, Jess Kelley Dies, page 19