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Tobias ‘Okito’ Bamberg

Tobias “Theo” Leendert Bamberg was a professional magician. Born in Holland, Bamberg performed under the name Okito which was an anagram of Tokio (Tokyo). Subsequently, the Bamberg family of magicians started in 1760, in Leyden, Holland with Eliaser Bamberg, the first in a line of magicians evolving six consecutive generations.

Unlike William Ellsworth Robinson who performed as Chung Ling Soo, Bamberg didn’t make an attempt to hide his European identity.

In 1908, Bamberg and his family moved to The United States of America. He received contracts for the Orpheum Circuit in America and arrived in New York in October of that year. He opened at St. Paul and toured the States from coast to coast.

Watch rare footage of Theo ‘Okito’ Bamberg performing magic.


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Learn more about Okito by visiting his official Magicpedia entry.
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