George DeLawrence

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George DeLawrence
BornGeorge Silver, Jr.
April 7, 1886
Nashville, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 21, 1928 (age 41)

George DeLawrence (1886-1928) was a Lyceum magician and cardman.

Biography

During the day DeLawrence was a chief clerk in one of the Government department in Chicago and later a salesmen, during the evenings he performed in clubs, writing articles for magic magazines, and doing a mail-order business.

He was Secretary and Treasurer of the Chicago Conjurers' Club. [1]

His favorite trick was the Twentieth Century Silks.[2]

DeLawrence died at a relatively young age from a hemorrhage, after suffering with tuberculosis.[3]

Books

  • Some Card Effects and Magical Talks (1919)
  • A Vaudeville Magic Act (1919)
  • Modern Card Effects and How to Perform Them (1920, with J.C. Thompson)
  • Pithy Patter For the Parlor and Professional Prestidigitator (1920)
  • Miscellaneous Tricks with Handkerchiefs (1921)
  • Impromptu Magic with Patter (1922)

References

  1. Felsman's Magical Review (April, 1920)
  2. Trix and Chatter by W. Dornfeld (1921)
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, March 1928


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