Carl Hertz

Carl Hertz: A Modern Mystery Merchant

1859-1924





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Carl Hertz was my great grandfather and I am trying to document his life and work on these pages. He was a world famous illusionist and credited with first taking "cinema" to Australia.

If you have information about him that I could add to these pages contact me via my feedback page. I am hoping that these pages will be of interest to his descendents and to others with an interest in magic.

I have the advantage that he wrote an autobiography A Modern Mystery Merchant: the trials, tricks, and travels of Carl Hertz Hutchinson & Co.: London, 1924. I have recently obtained a copy of this from Collins Books in Seattle, which I plan to type up for my website.

There are several other sites which make reference to Carl Hertz and his wife, my great-grandmother, Emilie D'Alton.