E. Raymond Carlyle
A comment about issue No. 185 featuring The Magic Castle:
While I enjoyed The Castle issue of Magicol [No. 185], conspicuously absent from the material on the Houdini séance is the name of the gentleman who conceived the séance, and performed as it’s “medium” for the first decade.
Well-known in mentalist circles, Ed Fowler performed as medium E. Raymond Carlyle, for many of Hollywood’s elite as well as Castle regulars.
Ed also shared his home with Charlie Miller while still living in the Los Angeles area, and was well known to the magic community there for the better part of 30 years. His father was tool and die maker to Houdini, and Ed grew up with many of magic’s most famous names, ranging from Blackstone to Dunninger, visiting his parents’ home.
Today, Ed and his lovely wife live in Virginia Beach, where he conducts private sessions with magicians from around the world on séance material, and he offers a line of unique products of his own making.