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Arthur Leroy

(New York City: 15th November 1911 - 15th October 1995)

Stage and pen name of Arthur Leroy Levy. Pro in New York City since 1925 when he became Louis "Pop" Krieger's assistant. US Army Special Services in WWII. Did a marionette-circus-magic show ("Matinees for Moppets") at the 1,200-seat Brooklyn Academy of Music 1952-1960-? (with assistant Peggy Bridges doing marionettes).

Wrote Jimmy Shannon's At Your Fingertips (1934, 12pp), Futuristic Fantasies, Magic from A2Z (1934), Grand Finale (1939), and Outline of Mystery (1947). As "Eaton Hope" reviewed for Sphinx until 1953. As "Leroy" tricks and articles in Grant's Inner Circle Magazine, Sphinx, and Hugard's Magic Monthly.

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Arthur Leroy
At Your Fingertips by Arthur Leroy

Available again at long last is this comprehensive work explaining the brilliant thimble artistry of Jimmy Shannon. Jimmy Shannon was the talk of the magic world in the 1930s and 40s, with his beautifully orchestrated thimble manipulation act. His moves were accepted by experts as the most original, most unusual and altogether fascinating of his day. When the time came for Shannon's moves to be recorded for posterity, the task was given to a young writer who was already making a name for himself: Arthur Leroy. In fact, it was felt that Jimmy Shannon's moves were so entirely different from average...

2020 / 2 / 11

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Outline of Mystery by Arthur Leroy

Here are a devil's dozen effects, moves and miracles for the semi-professional that, for the most part, don't rely on external gimmicks. It's one of those rare books that, the more you read it, the more you'll appreciate it. Not written for the faint of heart. If you're after bold, professional magic, this is the book for you. (And yes, the title is a pun on H. G. Well's Outline of History. Kudos if you caught that.)

You'll find effects for close-up, platform and stage. The details are provided as if you were a trusted confidante of the author.

Partial Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Spell...
2019 / 8 / 14

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