Jean Hugard
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In Collection
#732
10*
Conjuring
Magician
Photograph 
Jean Hugard

A signed photograph of the Australian magician Jean Hugard dated Oct 6th 1945 and inscribed 'to my friend Charles Kalish' [the magic collector] . Black and white, 9" x 7" Vg condition, tiny creases to corners.
Product Details
Extras Autographed
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
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Jean Hugard
(1871-1959)

Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Stage and pen name of John Gerard Rodney Boyce, originally aka 'Jean Hugarde', later aka 'Chin Sun Loo'. Inspired in 1880 seeing Haselmayer show. Learned a week later reading Robert-Houdin's Secrets of Magic, then Hoffmann's Modern Magic. Debut in 1896. Pro since 1900. Moved to USA in 1916, working vaude 1916-18 and in own magic theater in Luna Park (at Coney Island) 1919-29 when retired in Brooklyn to write and edit magic. Named 4th SAM Dean of Magicians in 1951. SAM Hall of Fame.