Sphinx July 1935
|Born||December 22, 1888|
|Died||May 12, 1955 (age 66) |
Victor Farelli (December 22, 1888 - May 12, 1955) was born in Dublin, Ireland and performed under the name of Victor Michael Farrelly. He was a student of David Devant and became an expert card & and close-up magician.
Because of a peculiar superstition he would not allow a photograph of himself to be published in any of his books other then his hands for illustrating the text. A picture of him was published as part of the "Who's Who in Magic" series in the July 1935 issue of Sphinx.
He was proficient speaking and writing in many languages include English, French, German and Spanish. Farelli was the French and Belgian correspondent to The Sphinx and a contributor to The Magic Wand.
He has been give credit by some for inventing the close-up case.
- Can You Tell Fortunes? (1949)
- The Mystic Seven (1929)
- The Master Speller (1930)
- The Odin Rings (1931) Translation of Les Anneaux chinois de Claudius Odin (1928)
- Controlled Coincidence (1931)
- Farelli's Card Magic, Part 1 & 2 (1933)
- Lend Me Your Pack (1936)
- Convincing Coin Magic (1946)
- Thanks to Leipzig ! (1948)
- John Ramsay’s Routine with Cups and Balls (1948)
- John Ramsay’s Cylinder and Coins (1948)
- John Ramsay’s Triple Restoration (1949)
- John Ramsay’s Four Little Beans (1952)
- Where Houdini Was Wrong (1950) Translation of Les "Erreurs" de Harry Houdini By Maurice Sardina (1947)
- Nate Leipzig’s Card Stab (1952)
- Magical Bibliographies; A Guide (1953)
- Victor Farelli Notes on "202 Methods of Forcing by Ted Annemann"
- Victor Farelli: A Magical Memoir by Paul Gordon (2006) ISBN 0955058740
- Triple Card Miracle ???
- Farelli’s Triple Reverse ???