Harry Whiteley

Harry Whiteley (1875-1945) was the manager of the Manchester Conjuring Trick Works and ran a circulating library for magicians.

He hosted a congregation for conjurers each Sunday evening which became known as “Whiteley’s Varieties”.

Whiteley contributed to the Sphinx as a correspondent under the column “English Notes” from 1904 to 1907.

He was said to be good at sleight-of-hand, performed occasionally and claimed to be the inventor of the back and front continuous palm, which has never been proven.

See more about Harry Whiteley on MagicPedia.


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