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Svengali Trio

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Svengali Trio was a Vaudeville act in the early 1900s that performed Second Sight.[1]

In their act, Hugo Lorenz (or Lorenzo) would moved about the theater receiving whispered requests from the audience for specific musical selections or the names of celebrities. Without Hugo saying a word, the pianist, Elsie Terry, would break into the suggested melodies or the make-up artist, George Stuckenberg, would transform himself into a resemblance of the famous person named.

They toured the world until around 1920.[2]

Also billed as "The Lawrence Svengali Trio", "The Lorenz Svengali Trio", "Svengali and Trilby", and "Svengali and Miss Terry".


  1. Henry Ridgely Evans. Old and the New Magic. (1906):
  2. Psychic Paradoxes by John Booth (1984)