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Cover of The Magic Wand Vol3 Iss26 Oct 1912
BornAlbert E. Lewis

CategoriesBooks by Yelma

Yelma, sometimes written Yelmah was the stage name of Albert E. Lewis.


A practising magician who worked for Hamley's from 1911 to 1915 as manager of their Conjuring Department, or as they preferred their Magical Palace. He derived his stage name from his employer's name.

Under that name of Yelma, Lewis wrote Tricks of To-Day, which he described as "a compilation of new effects most of which have been introduced during the past few months". It was published by Messrs Hamley Bros. in 1914.

Lewis was also the London correspondant for The Sphinx.

He later performed as Fred Karene.



The Magic Circular Issue 1100 Volume 102 March 2008