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Cyril Yettmah

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Cyril Yettmah
Borncirca 1880
Hyde near Manchester, England
DiedFebruary 8, 1949 (age 68)

Cyril Yettmah (c.1880 - 1949), born in Hyde near Manchester, England, was an inventor and professional magician who once toured for many years with Thurston.


Between 1905 and 1920 Yettmah did Japanese Magic, and he was referred to as the Anglo-Japanese magician.[1][2] Yettmah was married to Suzette, between 1930 and 1940 also a successful magician.[3]

Known to friends as "Yetty", he was once billed as the "Unusual Wizard Monger".

In 1931, his store and workshop in London was completely burnt down, along with his act that he just developed for a tour the United States.

In the World's Fair, February 10, 1940, it was reported that the news of his demise was premature.[4] Later, the Linking Ring reported his death in the April 1949 issue, but there were no details.[5]

Yettma seems to be the creator of the illusion called "The Lady from the Light."[6][7][8][9][10]

In The Lost Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard there is a section devoted to his magic.


  1. The Magician, Vol. VII, No. 6, May 1911, The Doings of Magicians in England & Other Countries, page 105
  2. The Magician Monthly, Vol. VIII, No. 4, March 1912, The Doings of Magicians, page 50
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No. 5, May 2008, WOMEN IN MAGIC, by Michael Claxton, Suzette Yettmah, page 62
  4. World's Fair, February 10, 1940
  5. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, April 1949, p.115
  6. Cover Sphinx, April 1929
  7. World's Fair, Saturday, February 28th, 1931
  8. THE SPHINX, Volume XXVIII, APRIL, 1929, Number 2, CYRIL YETTMAH "The Magician", page 45
  9. THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, February 3, 1968, Anniversaries, page 6
  10. THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, February 11, 1967, page 7