Buatier De Kolta

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'''Buatier De Kolta''' (November 18, 1847 – October 7, 1903) was a French magician born Joseph Buatier  who performed throughout the 1870s and 1880s in England and America. De Kolta was a contemporary of fellow French magician [[Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin]]. Many of De Kolta's illusions, such as [[Multiplying Billiard Balls]], the [[Expanding Cube]] and the [[Vanishing Bird Cage]], are performed by magicians today.  
[[Buatier De Kolta]] (November 18, 1847 – October 7, 1903) was a French magician born Joseph Buatier  who performed throughout the 1870s and 1880s in England and America. De Kolta was a contemporary of fellow French magician [[Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin]]. Many of De Kolta's illusions, such as [[Multiplying Billiard Balls]], the [[Expanding Cube]] and the [[Vanishing Bird Cage]], are performed by magicians today.  
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He died in New Orleans of acute Bright's disease.<ref>[[Mahatma]], November 1903, page 52 & [[Sphinx]] Vol. 18, no. 5, July 1919, pg. 115</ref>
 
He died in New Orleans of acute Bright's disease.<ref>[[Mahatma]], November 1903, page 52 & [[Sphinx]] Vol. 18, no. 5, July 1919, pg. 115</ref>
  
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Buatier De Kolta
BornJoseph Buatier
November 18, 1847
Caluire et Cuire, France
DiedOctober 07, 1903 (age 55)
New Orleans, USA
Resting placeHendon Cemetary near London

Buatier De Kolta (November 18, 1847 – October 7, 1903) was a French magician born Joseph Buatier who performed throughout the 1870s and 1880s in England and America. De Kolta was a contemporary of fellow French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. Many of De Kolta's illusions, such as Multiplying Billiard Balls, the Expanding Cube and the Vanishing Bird Cage, are performed by magicians today.

Spring Flower is also one of his creation.

De Kolta is known for his De Kolta Chair or Vanishing Lady illusion. A woman seated in a chair, covered by a large cloth would appear to vanish before an audience (large cloth included). Present-day magician David Copperfield has adapted this illusion in his own performances. De Kolta is the subject of the book Buatier de Kolta: Genius of Illusion (1993) by Peter Warlock.

He died in New Orleans of acute Bright's disease.[1]


References

  1. Mahatma, November 1903, page 52 & Sphinx Vol. 18, no. 5, July 1919, pg. 115
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