|Born||Laurance W. Spitari|
|Died||September 25, 1936 |
|Categories||Books by Laurance Glen|
Laurance Glen (?-1936) was professional ventriloquist and magician (by 1909) in Southampton. After the War he appeared on the Music Halls as Spitari the R.A.F. Ventriloquist.
About 1919 or 1920 he built a new act and changed his name to Laurence Glen. In this act with his wife opening the act playing the piano, he worked Clay Modelling, an Illusion and Ventriloquism. His figure making its appearance on the stage on a motor scooter
Whilst playing at Cork in Ireland, the Theatre was burned out and he lost all his props, and had to re-build his act and toured South Africa and Egypt.
On September 1935, he played The Empire Theatre, Ashton-under-Lyne.
Glen contributed frequently to the various magical magazines and wrote a number of sketches and patter for several Music Hall artistes. He also edited newsletters of the Associated Wizards of the South (founded by him in 1911): The A.W.S. Magazine (1911-1914) and The Wizard's Annual (1913-1916).
- The Humours of Entertaining (1912)
- Pocket Book of Patter (1919)
- The Magician's Road To Fame (1922)
- ↑ Conjurers Chronicle Vol. 18, Page 1043