Jean Hugard Testimonial - Barbizon Plaza Playhouse
Author unknown
 (1945)
In Collection
#3878
10*
Conjuring
Magicians - Biography
Paperback 
USA  eng
Author Unknown: Jean Hugard Testimonial
©1945
booklet, 104 pages
Product Details
No. of Pages 104
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
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.