Buatier De Kolta
|Buatier De Kolta|
November 18, 1847
Caluire et Cuire, a suburban of Lyon, France
|Died||October 7, 1903 (age 55) |
New Orleans, USA
|Resting place||Hendon 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.
Born at home in France to Mariette Rambaud (27) and Claude Buatier (59), De Kolta would grow up to be a contemporary of fellow French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin.
De Kolta is probably most remembered 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.
He died in New Orleans of acute Bright's disease.
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- The Sphinx, Vol. 1, No. 10, December 1902, Cover, Buatier De Kolta, page 109
- Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 9, No. 6, June 1903, Buatier De Kolta, page 81
- Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 9, No. 7, Jul 1903, Buatier De Kolta (Schluss), page 97
- Mahatma, Vol. 7, No. 3, September 1903, Buatier De Kolta, page 27
- Mahatma, Vol. 7, No. 6, December 1903, Memorial for De Kolta, page 67
- The Old and the New Magic, by Henry R. Evans, 1906, Magicians I Have Met, by Henry R. Evans, VI. Buatier De Kolta, page 289
- Magazine of Magic, Vol. 3, No. 2, November 1915, MAGICIANS OF THE PAST: No. 2: Professor Buatier De Kolta, page 61
- The Annals of Conjuring, by Sydney W. Clarke (1929, reprint 2001), 11. Maskelyne and Cook, De Kolta, page 316
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 40, No. 439, March 1946, The Work of Buatier De Kolta, Translation and Notes by Victor Peacock, page 59
- The Sphinx, Vol. 48, No. 6, August 1949, The Cover, page 144
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 1953, One Wizard's Wanderings, by Milbourne Christopher, page 44
- The Magic Wand, Vol. 42, No. 239, October 1953, Buatier De Kolta, by the late HARRY LANCONN (France), Translated by Serge Letaste, page 126
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 54, No. 2, February 1974, Our Cover, De Kolta, page 56
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 7, July 1981, Conjuring Psychology, by Richard Weibel, Buatier DeKolta, page 59
- The New Tops, Vol. 34, No. 12, December 1994, MEN OF MAGIC, by Robert Olson, Buatier De Kolta, page 10
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 92, No. 982, January 1998, Memorial & Heritage News, by Peter D. Blanchard, page 16
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Buatier, Joseph = Joseph Buatier de Kolta, frz. Zauberkünstler (*18.11.1847 Caluire-e-Cuire b. Lyon, Frankreich; †07.10.1903 New Orleans, Louisiana), page 64