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Alois Kassner

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Alois Kassner
BornAugust 28, 1887
Gross Gohlau near Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
DiedMarch 23, 1970 (age 82)
West Berlin, Germany
NationalityGerman

Alois Kassner (August 28, 1887 - March 23, 1970) was a German illusionist.

Biography

He performed a with a full evening show with twenty assistants, one of the largest magical shows in Germany of his day. He was active in central Europe between World War I and II. He made a short come-back after the last war and retired at the age of 65. His farewell show was on August 1954 in Berlin.

Kassner was a member of the I. B. M. and the Magic Circle. His colorful posters are treasured by collectors.[1]

References

  1. Cover of The Linking Ring, Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1933, ALOIS KASSNER, I.B.M. No. 1444, page 76
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  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 8, No. 2, April 1928, KASSNER, The Great German Illusionist, page 100
  • Magische Welt, Vol. 13, No. 3, Mai-Juni 1970, Nachruf ALOIS KASSNER, page 104
  • M-U-M, Vol. 96, No. 10, March 2007, The Nielsen Gallery, Kassner – Toto The Vanishing Elephant, page 74
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Kassner, Alois = Zaubermeister, dt. Zauberkünstler (*28.08.1887 Groß Gohlau b. Breslau; †23.03.1970 Berlin-West), page 178