(Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: 26th April 1908 - 20th April 1979)
Stage name since 1926 of Pierre Feyss, of French parentage. Moved to Nice, France, after WW I. Pro since 1926. Aka "Pierre Cartier" (in 1938 and 1972), "Pier Cartier", and "Kepi Clarque" (after 1930s).
Pet effects: cigarette manipulation and the Inertia Trick (eggs in glasses). Played London, USA (1932-35), Australia (1935), and USA (1936-1950s). Returned to France in the 1950s.
Authored the classic Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks (1937, 308pp, ghosted by J. Hugard; 2nd ed rev 1952, 318pp) with French translation by Sardina (1958, 381pp); Keith Clark's Rope Royale (1942, 14pp, by John Braun); Celebrated Cigarettes (1943, 21pp); and Silks Supreme (1943, 18pp).
Charter member of the Club Magique de Paris (IBM Ring 191) 1969. Played Portugal in 1972 (as "Pierre Cartier"). A suicide. NOTE: He sometimes falsely claimed for patriotic reasons to have been born in Nancy, France.