Torrini. Weird Marvelous Torrini the Magician. Chicago: National Printing and Engraving, ca. 1900. Full-color lithographic poster claiming Torrini to be “The Only Worthy Successor to Hermann the Great” as he conjures ribbons, cards, and a live goose from a spectator’s hat. Misspelled as “Wierd”. 28 x 20”. A. A French performer by the name of Torrini (Count Edmond de Grisy) was active in the early 1800s, famous for early performances of sawing a woman in half and the bullet-in-mouth trick. It is likely that the performer depicted in this poster simply adopted the name. A third performer under the alias Torrini was known to perform escapism, during the height of Houdini’s popularity.