(15th December 1890 - 20th February 1953)
Born in Sydney, Australia. Inspired at age 18 seeing Allan Shaw show in New Zealand. Learned from Down's Modern Coin Manipulation. Debut six months later (still 1908) as 'Young Dante, King of Koins'. Thence pro coin-cardman as 'Mysto' in Australia and New Zealand. Moved to USA in 1918. By 1925 also worked two-person mind-reading with partner-wife Helen. Invented the "Muscle Pass" (by 1948).
Coauthors: John Brown Cook