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Frederic Culpitt

Frederic Culpitt

(Camberwell, London, England: 9th May 1877 - 8th October 1944)

Born Frederic Willis Cullpitt. Pro comedy patter illusionist since 1892, initially as "Cull-Pitt", then "Culpit", and "Culpitt", this last being the most usual. Toured Australia 1909. A regular at St. Georges Hall, London, playing there 1913-15, 1918, 1921, 1923-24, 1928-29, and 1933. On 1st October 1936 became first magician to appear on a regularly scheduled TV broadcast in Britain.

Invented the world-famous Doll House illusion (by 1927) and the Silk to Egg Trick. Wrote Laughter and Legerdemain (1928). Articles in Magic Wand.

For more on Fred Culpitt see Fred Culpitt: a brief biography by Val Andrews.

Coauthors: Wilfred Huggins

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Wilfred Huggins & Frederic Culpitt
Secrets of the Street Conjurer by Wilfred Huggins & Frederic Culpitt

A collection of conjuring secrets for magicians who entertain when surrounded by spectators.

Excerpt from the preface:

The compilation of "A Street Conjurer's Secrets" is the outcome of many years of observation in this country, Australia, America, France and Germany. That the effects are well-known is not to be denied, but it is extremely doubtful if many conjurers are aware of the actual method used by the street entertainer.

  • Preface
  • Publisher's Note
  • Preparation For The Hands
  • A Table Tip
  • The Guinea-Pig
  • Card Change
  • Flap Disposal-Single Slate
  • Cap And Pence
    • I. The Load ...
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