Adelaide Scarcez Herrmann (1853-1932) was a superstar in the world of magic. With her husband, the great magician Alexander Herrmann (1844-1896), she developed the first grand illusion show and was the first athletic and glamorous female magic assistant. After her husband’s sudden death, she became a magician herself, debuting in Vaudeville as The Queen of Magic in 1899 and performing successfully for another 28 years. Her long-lost memoirs surfaced in 2010 and have been published. Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic – Memoirs, Published Writings and Collected Ephemera is available through Bramble Books.


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