(London, England: 1894 - 25th March 1964)
Full name was John Edward Maurice, a British professional vaudeville magician. His interest in conjuring began at the age of six when he was taken to see Chung Ling Soo. During the War (1914-18) Maurice served in the R.N.A.S. and was an active member of the R.A.F.-Follies concert parties performing tricks. He wrote Showmanship and Presentation (1946, 46pp; repr 1968) and Stagecraft and the Magician (1950).