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Early years[ edit ] Inat the age of 19, Neuberger emigrated with his family to the United States, where he began his career as an imitator of Ching Ling Foo. His excellent quick-change routinesas well as dramatic illusions, such as his own "Lion's Bride" lady to lion illusion, made him very popular with audiences.
Performance career[ edit ] The pampered object of the Great Lafayette's affection was his dog Beauty, a perky terrier given to him as a pup by fellow conjurer and admirer Harry Houdini.
Beauty had her own suite of brocaded rooms, ate five-course meals, and wore a diamond-studded collar. Theatre fire[ edit ] Beauty died four days before the opening of a show at the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh.
After initial resistance from Edinburgh City CouncilNeuberger arranged for the dog to be buried in Piershill Cemetery. The Council agreed to provide a plot on the condition that Lafayette himself would be buried there upon his own death.
Four days later in a freak accident, Lafayette was performing his signature illusion "The Lion's Bride", when a fault in a lamp[ citation needed ] above the performer caused a fire.
The elaborate set went up in flames within minutes. The audience, thinking that this was all part of the illusion, did not evacuate until the theatre manager signalled for the orchestra to play God Save the King. Many of the company, however, were trapped on stage when the safety curtain was lowered and jammed, leaving only a small gap at the bottom, through which a strong draught of air fanned the flames into an inferno.
Lafayette himself had ensured that the side-doors to the stage had been secured, to exclude unwanted interlopers and prevent the lion's escape. Lafayette escaped but returned in a vain attempt to rescue his horse. He became trapped in the burning building and perished.
Ten of his fellow players from the company were also killed in the fire. The theatre burned to the ground. The body of Lafayette was apparently soon found and sent to Glasgow for cremation. Two days after the fire, however, workers clearing the understage area found another body identically dressed as Lafayette.
It transpired that the body at the crematorium was that of the illusionist's body double. On 14 May the urn containing the Great Lafayette's ashes was taken through Edinburgh, witnessed by a crowd estimated to number over , before being laid to rest in the paws of his beloved and by then, stuffed Beauty, at Piershill Cemetery.Chris Jordan's online photography gallery.
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