Jean Hugard
Alfredson, James B.
David Meyer Magic Books (1997)
In Collection
Magic tricks - Biography
Hardcover 0916638847
USA  eng
Alfredson, James B.: Jean Hugard
©1997 David Meyer Magic Books
Hardcover, no D/J, 6x9", 72 pages
ISBN-13: 9780916638849
ISBN-10: 0916638847

Comments: Biography of Jean Hugard.


I Acknowledgements
1 Introduction
5 Australia
21 America
29 The Teacher
33 The Author
45 Valediction
55 Check List of Publications
63 Notes
69 Index of Names
Product Details
LoC Classification GV1545.H94 A54
LoC Control Number 97009535
Dewey 793.8/092 B
Series Number 358 of 750 Limited Copies!
No. of Pages 72
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf A
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Links Library of Congress
Hugard, Jean
Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Stage and pen name of John Gerard Rodney Boyce, originally aka 'Kellmann' and 'Jean Hugarde', later aka 'Ching Ling Foo'. Inspired in 1880 seeing Haselmayer show. Learned a week later reading Robert-Houdin's Secrets of Magic, then Hoffmann's Modern Magic. He began his professional career in 1896. He moved to USA in 1916, working vaudeville from 1916-18 and in his own magic theater in Luna Park (at Coney Island) 1919-29. When he retired, he went to Brooklyn to write and edit magic. Named 4th SAM Dean of Magicians in 1951. SAM Hall of Fame.
Wrote (with Frederick Braue): The Stripper Deck - Miracle Methods No. 1, Miracle Shuffles and Tricks - Miracle Methods No. 2 (1942),Prepared Cards and Accessories - Miracle Methods No. 3 (1942), Tricks and Sleights - Miracle Methods No. 4 (1942),Show Stoppers with Cards, The Invisible Pass (1946), The Royal Road to Card Magic (1951), Expert Card Technique (1940).
Wrote on his own: Card Manipulations (1934),Close-up Magic (1938), Coin Magic (1935), Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (1937), Houdini's Unmasking (1957), Mental Magic with Cards (1935), Money Magic (1937), More Card Manipulations (1938), Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic (c 1930), Silken Sorcery (1937), Thimble Magic (1936)
Edited and produced: "Hugards Magic Monthly" 22 volumes. It chronicles the American magic scene of the '40s, '50s and '60s, with emphasis on New York's 'Inner Circle'.