Fred Keating's Middle Name???

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Bill Mullins
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Fred Keating's Middle Name???

Postby Bill Mullins » January 21st, 2010, 3:44 pm

The Washington Post for Aug 24, 1924 has an article titled "Easy Magic Tricks For the Beginner" written by F. Serrano Keating. Is this Fred Keating? I wonder why he didn't use his first name? (and I've already checked Wikipedia, Magicpedia, and the IMDB).

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Re: Fred Keating's Middle Name???

Postby JimAlfredson » January 21st, 2010, 5:19 pm

Yep! Same guy. For some time in the 20s Fred Keating called himself such. I suppose he thought it sounded 'exotic,' or somthing. I couldn't swear that 'Serrano' was his 'middle name' or one he adopted, but he did use it quite often.

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Re: Fred Keating's Middle Name???

Postby Chuck Romano » January 25th, 2010, 10:30 pm

Here's an interesting article that sheds light on Keating's middle name. ... 31,3602752

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