The Great Carmo

A magician whose act included:

  • making animals and inanimate objects appear from nothing
  • the ‘Magic Wine Barrel’ – pouring a succession of different drinks from the same container
  • the reincarnation of an Egyptian Princess
  • In March 1930, he met with two disasters within a week of each other. Firstly, his circus tent which was pitched in Digbeth collapsed under the weight caused by a heavy snowfall. After replacing the damaged canvas, the new tent caught fire and burned down.