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Prince Lampini

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Prince Lampini
BornPrince P. Masculin
Belfort, France
DiedMarch 26, 1947
Flourishedfl. 1900s-1930s

Prince Lampini (fl. 1900s-1930s) worked in a mixture of straight and comedy conjuring act as "The Lampinis". First with an acrobat named Roy Rogers then with his wife.


First started performing in the United States in 1903.

He became interested after several seasons playing in the summer parks in and around New York as a "silent man" (he offered money to anyone that could make him laugh or even smile.) Later, he developed a comedy magic act with a partner and played in America, Europe, South America and Australia. His partner enlisted in the war and lost his life. Lampini met his wife Lillian (nee Wulff) in Australia and they continued doing the two person act.

Their act was called "Jazz Illusion." His most known item was an escaped act "The Mystery of the Black Trunk" [1]

In 1916, he was in Melbourne Australia. He would return to Australia, from the United States, around 1938, working on the Tivoli circuit. The Lampinis would eventually became residents in Australia.[2]

He died on March 26, 1947 in Brisbane.


  1. Trix and Chatter by W. Dornfeld (1921)
  2. Magical Nights at the Theatre by Charles Waller (1980)