Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Conjurer, Illusionist and Pianist -- January 3, 2011

Robert Heller was a British-born American magician who had a successful career performing magic and playing the piano.  He retired from magic in 1875 but continued working as a musician until he died in 1878.  Heinrich Keller changed his name to Harry Kellar to reduce the chance of confusion with Heller.

This program, from Heller's 23-May-1867 appearance in Salt Lake City, was reproduced in The Old and the New Magic by Henry Ridgely Evans, 1906.

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