Carter The Great ~ Do The Dead Materialize? The Absorbing Question of all time. Vintage Magic Act Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism Charles Carter, 1874 - 1936. Widely known to make his sawing a woman in half illusion more terrifying, this American born magician had his assistants appear as doctor and nurses to simulate a deadly medical emergency on stage. Carter The Great, promoted himself as the "World's Weird Wonderful Wizard". Vintage magic performance poster promoting 1926 magic show of Carter The Great, World's Weird Wonderful Wizard / Do The Dead Materialize? The absorbing question of all time. Displays ghouls, witches, winged devils, gremlins, skeletons and other neither worldly creatures of fantasy.