(10th January 1909 - 6th January 1990)
Albin Neumann, performing under the stage name Allan, was an Austrian magician, author, and court-approved expert witness in matters of crooked gambling and other scams. He was the son of a print business owner. Against the wishes of his parents, he became a professional magician. He was advertised as 'the man with the X-ray eyes' or as 'the card wonder' ("Das Kartenwunder"). He played most variety stages in Europe. Occasionally he performed a second sight act together with his partner Charlotta.
During the 1950s he became well-known with his radio program "Falsche Geister - Echte Schwindler" (transl. "Fake Ghosts - Real Swindlers"). For many years he was the vice president of the Austrian Circus and Clown Museum.
He wrote Enthüllte Wunder (1947), Die 4. Dimension, Simsalabim (1953), Korrigiertes Glück (1954), Falsche Geister - Echte Schwindler (1969), and Unmögliche Möglichkeiten (1982).
Coauthors: E. Sprung