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'''Yank Hoe''' (fl. 1880s - 1900s) , known for performing the [[Card in Cigarette]],  made his first appearance in London at the Trocadero in December 1885. <ref>[[The Annals of Conjuring]] By [[Sidney W. Clarke]]</ref> (who, erroneously, indicated his name as "Morenos"). He had a drug store in Torino, Italy, and was an amateur magician and juggler. In about 1882-1883 became manager of an unidentified Japanese juggling troupe and started a professional career with juggling and magic.
 
'''Yank Hoe''' (fl. 1880s - 1900s) , known for performing the [[Card in Cigarette]],  made his first appearance in London at the Trocadero in December 1885. <ref>[[The Annals of Conjuring]] By [[Sidney W. Clarke]]</ref> (who, erroneously, indicated his name as "Morenos"). He had a drug store in Torino, Italy, and was an amateur magician and juggler. In about 1882-1883 became manager of an unidentified Japanese juggling troupe and started a professional career with juggling and magic.
  
In 1886, he became associated with one [['''Omene''']], a London girl (real name Nadine Osborne) who acted has his assistant until 1892, then began a solo career as an "exotic dancer" and, later, as a magician.
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In 1886, he became associated with one [['''Omene''']], a London girl (real name Nadine Osborne) who acted has his assistant until 1892, then began a solo career as an "exotic dancer" and, later, as a magician.<ref>[http://yeoldemagicmag.com/downloads/vol-2-issue-2 Ye Olde Magic Mag, Vol. 2. n. 2] By [[Marco Pusterla]]</ref>
  
 
His stage act was a combination of juggling and magic, particularly mind reading. [[J. N. Hilliard]] recorded a few of his tricks in [[T. Nelson Downs]]' ''[[The Art of Magic]]'' and in ''[[Greater Magic]]''.
 
His stage act was a combination of juggling and magic, particularly mind reading. [[J. N. Hilliard]] recorded a few of his tricks in [[T. Nelson Downs]]' ''[[The Art of Magic]]'' and in ''[[Greater Magic]]''.

Revision as of 09:09, 9 April 2016

Yank Hoe
BornErcole Castiglione
Turin, Italy
Died?
NationalityItalian
Flourished1885-1907

Yank Hoe (fl. 1880s - 1900s) , known for performing the Card in Cigarette, made his first appearance in London at the Trocadero in December 1885. [1] (who, erroneously, indicated his name as "Morenos"). He had a drug store in Torino, Italy, and was an amateur magician and juggler. In about 1882-1883 became manager of an unidentified Japanese juggling troupe and started a professional career with juggling and magic.

In 1886, he became associated with one '''Omene''', a London girl (real name Nadine Osborne) who acted has his assistant until 1892, then began a solo career as an "exotic dancer" and, later, as a magician.[2]

His stage act was a combination of juggling and magic, particularly mind reading. J. N. Hilliard recorded a few of his tricks in T. Nelson Downs' The Art of Magic and in Greater Magic.

Biography

His "Sympathetic Coins" was published in The Art of Magic (Hilliard/Downs, 1909), which was a precursor to what would become more popularly known as Matrix.

References

  1. The Annals of Conjuring By Sidney W. Clarke
  2. Ye Olde Magic Mag, Vol. 2. n. 2 By Marco Pusterla