Servais Le Roy, (1865 – 1953) a Belgian magician and illusion designer and his life partner, Talma, (Mary Ann Ford 1861- 1944), first performed their extraordinary Asrah Levitation in South Africa in 1905. Talma would lie on a couch and Servais would cover her with a sheet. She would rise into the air and Le Roy would pass a hoop over her body before pulling away the sheet whereupon Talma would seem to vanish. They often performed with Bosco, who provided comedy to the act. There were in fact eight Boscos in total. Talma was much more than Le Roy’s assistant: she performed sleight of hand specialising in the manipulation of coins. Houdini once described her as the greatest sleight of hand artist he had ever seen.
Le Roy and Talma 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...