(San Diego, California: 28th October 1924 - 23rd March 1994)
Nephew of T. Page Wright whose magic library (nearly 2,000 items) he inherited at age 8 and learned by reading it at age 11. Debut at age 12 in school shows. Professional writer in the aerospace and defense industries, working in California for General Dynamics and Hughes Aircraft. Amateur mental magic as "Bascom". In 1947 co-invented (with Fred Shields) Unbelievable, a now classic card effect. 1988 PEA Achievement in the Art of Mentalism Award.
Wrote (with Fred Shields) "Double Daring" column in Genii 1947-61. Editor-publisher of Magick 1970-death. Wrote King of the Cold Readers (1989, 77pp) and 19 Rules of Mentalism. Many effects in Genii and Magick, using own plus several pen names.
Coauthors: Frederick Michael Shields