Cover of American Magician (May 1910)
|Born||Theodore Francis Fritz|
May 7, 1872
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||May 24, 1939 (age 67) |
French Hospital, New York
|Notable works||Twentieth Century Silk|
|Known for||Owner of Martinka|
Sometimes called Duke or Fritz, he was well known in the New York City magic scene.
He is known for inventing the classic Twentieth Century Silk trick.
Ducrot continued to entertain throughout his life, frequently performing at magic club functions. When Ducrot died in 1939, Al Flosso, his friend from his Coney Island days, purchased the shop from his estate.
- Cover, Mahatma, Vol. 4, No. 3 September 1900, FRANK DUCROT, page 349
- Cover, The American Magician, Vol. 2, No. 2, May 1910, Frank Ducrot, page 67
- Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 22, No. 4, June 1923
- Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 1926
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 10, June 1939, A TRIBUTE TO FRANK DUCROT, page 339
- The Jinx, No. 57, June 1939, Editriva – Frank Ducrot, page 402
- The Sphinx, Vol. 38, No. 4, June 1939, Frank Ducrot Dies, page 103
- Hugard's Magical Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 1956, Out of my Profonde, by Arthur Leroy - Saturday at Ducrot's Dirty Dump, page 436
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Fritz, Theodore Francis = Frank „Duke“ Ducrot, USA Zauberkünstler; Zauberhändler (*07.05.1872 Brooklyn, New York City; †24.05.1939), page 123