next legend Rodolfo, a waif from the 8th district

In the 1930s, a Chinese bead merchant showed some magic tricks to a little boy playing on the street in the 8th district of Budapest.

The next day, the boy proudly flaunted his newly learnt tricks to his friends. During this performance, an elegant man happened to be passing by, and the boy’s talent caught his eye. The man was Zuárd Ódry, an amature magician himslef, and the brother of a famous actor. He started to teach the little boy, who by the name of Rodolfo later became world-known, with close to 5000 jaw dropping stunts.



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