Billed as ‘The Queen of Magic’ Adelaide Herrmann (1853-1932) was British born but started her magic career in the U.S. where she was assistant to her husband Alexander Herrmann. When he died in 1896 she carried on and became a major vaudeville star famous for her Bullet Catch routine and graceful ghostly illusions. Once described as “The world’s only woman magician” she said: “I shall not be content until I am recognised by the public as a leader in my profession, and entirely irrespective of the question of sex.” Her Noah’s Ark act involved leopards, lions, tigers, zebras and elephants.
Adelaide Hermann poster
Youngsters conjure up top prizes
A 13-year-old boy who lives in Spain and an 11-year-old girl from West Yorkshire were the big winners at this year’s annual Young Magicians Club Junior Day awards held...
Young Magician of the Year 2023
Having considered the five entries received for the Competition this year the Committee have decided that it is not possible to proceed to a Final. The event on April...