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George Mackenzie Munro

George Mackenzie Munro

(Scotland: c1864 - 26th August 1929)

Aka "G.M. Ornum". Businessman in London. Amateur magician. Then semi-pro dealer (Ornum's [later Munro's] Magical Repository) in London 1889 until sold to Stanley Norton around 1918. Founding publisher of The Wizard 1905 and The Magic Wand 1910-14. Edited The Wizard 1908-09. Much bio material in Harry Leat's Forty Years In & Around Magic (1923).

Coauthors: George Johnson, George Armstrong

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George Mackenzie Munro

The Lightning Sketcher by George Mackenzie MunroAn attractive rapid sketching act suitable for any entertainment. Easily acquired by means of the guide to presentations, non-technical self-instructor. Includes 30 exclusive lightning, reversible, and plain line sketches. Accompanied with the appropriate and witty patter. Anyone can do it. Little practice required. No preparation necessary.
  • A Triangular Yacht
  • Oval Oddities
  • An Animal With Points
  • The Cat
  • A Fruitful Pear
  • A Full Man From An Empty Coffin
  • Reversible Sketches
  • Line Sketches
  • Suggested "Patter" For Lightning Sketches
1st edition 1925, 32 pages; PDF 23 pages.
2020 / 7 / 18
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George Mackenzie Munro

Art in Ten Minutes by George Mackenzie Munro

A lightning sketch lecture.

The presentation of this amusing "Lightning Sketching" act involves no particular skill. Very little practice is required to produce the drawings that illustrate the booklet.

This ebook can also function as an introduction to learning to draw, because it takes the reader from the most simple beginnings of drawing (dots and straight lines) all the way to rather impressive sketches which can be achieved literally with a few well placed strokes.

  • Foreword
  • Presentation
  • Fishes
  • Notes On The "Birds" Sketch
  • The Restless Fays
1st edition 1922, 27 pages; PDF...
2020 / 7 / 17
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George Mackenzie Munro

A Night with the Moon by George Mackenzie MunroOld long forgotten classics can be a real novelty for your audience. This is the case of the two very easy to do comical "sketches" or so called chalk talks. Learning to draw the simple figures described in this hard to find manuscript, and you are always ready to entertain your audience.

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The execution of the "sketches" included in the performance of these clever comical creations cannot fail to please the most exacting audience, the performer, be he or she ever so ignorant of the art of sketching, may produce them without much practice, and by their means, together...
2016 / 7 / 11
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George Mackenzie Munro

The Magic Wand Volume 4 (Sep 1913 - Aug 1914) by George Mackenzie MunroNumbers 37-48

188 pages

  1. Cover, Vol. 4, No. 37, September, 1913 [16 pages]
  2. Mr. D. J. Brewer - profile
  3. Our Monthly Chat - little bits of news
  4. A Ventriloquial Accessory - report of a novel effect
  5. A Shell Disposal - George Johnson - a billiard ball move
  6. Obituary
    • L. P. Noble
  7. Some Early Recollections - article by C. de Vere
  8. Our Letter Box - letters to the editor
  9. North of England Notes and Notions - news and comments by Charles F. Waite
  10. Haggis - from S. & S., Dundee - notes on magic in Scotland
  11. Shadow-graphy - column by Louis Nikola
  12. Book Notes - reviews
    • The Sphinx (American)...
2009 / 2 / 1
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George Mackenzie Munro

The Magic Wand Volume 3 (Sep 1912 - Aug 1913) by George Mackenzie MunroNumbers 25-36

192 pages

  1. Cover, Vol. 3, No. 25, September, 1912 [16 pages]
  2. Mr. Maurice Hurling - profile
  3. Our Monthly Chat - little bits of news
  4. Maskelyne & Devant's Mysteries - show review
  5. Our Down-to-Date New Trick Competition - Series 3 - Winners of Prizes
    • First Prize #18. Initialed and Torn Corner Rising Card
    • Second Prize #5. The Mysterious Eggs
    • Third Prize #7. A New Card, Handkerchief and Match-box effect
  6. Our Down-to-Date New Trick Competition - Series 4
    • 1. Marksmanship Extraordinary
  7. Book Notes - reviews
    • The Sphinx (American) - August 1912 magazine ...
2009 / 2 / 1
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George Mackenzie Munro

The Magic Wand Volume 2 (Sep 1911 - Aug 1912) by George Mackenzie MunroNumbers 13-24

192 pages

  1. Cover, Vol. 2, No. 13, September, 1911 [16 pages]
  2. Mr. Louis Nikola - profile
  3. Editorial
  4. Our Monthly Chat - little bits of news
  5. Hofzinser's Card Tricks - Professor Hoffmann - biography
  6. Shadow-graphy - column by Louis Nikola
  7. Book Notes - reviews
    • The Sphinx (American) - August 1911 magazine
    • Sealed Mysteries - Burling Gilbert Galt Hull
  8. Some Useful Card Sleights - column by Professor Hoffmann
  9. Our Down-to-Date New Trick Competition - Series 2
    • 15. Fairy Egg and Handkerchief
    • 16. Original Clip Retainer for Chosen Card
    • 17. An Original Billiard Ball...
2009 / 2 / 1
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George Mackenzie Munro

The Magic Wand Volume 1 (Sep 1910 - Aug 1911) by George Mackenzie MunroNumbers 1-12

196 pages

  1. Cover, Vol. 1, No. 1, September, 1910 [16 pages]
  2. A representative group of weilders [sic] of the "Magic Wand" - photo
  3. Our Monthly Chat - little bits of news
  4. Maskelyne and Devant's Mysteries - show review
  5. The Northern Magical Society - club news
  6. North of England Notes and Notions - news and comments by Charles F. Waite
  7. A Skeleton Canopy Illusion - Carl Leonard
  8. Letterbox
  9. Editorial - Salutatory
  10. Wand-erings - proverbs
  11. Shadow-graphy - column by Shadow
  12. Some Useful Card Sleights - column by Professor Hoffmann
  13. Book Notes - reviews
    • Entertaining by Magic - Hermann Pallme ...
2009 / 2 / 1
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George Mackenzie Munro & George Johnson & George Armstrong

The Magic Wand (1910 - 1957) by George Mackenzie Munro & George Johnson & George ArmstrongMartin Breese purchased the copyright to the Magic Wand many years ago. He intended to issue material from the magazine in book form and was little to know, at the time, of the advent of digital publishing and ebooks.

The Magic Wand was first published in September 1910 and continued for 256 issues until December of 1957. It began as a monthly magazine and after a decade it was published quarterly. It was edited by George Munro who was succeeded by George Armstrong. It is rare and very hard to find a complete run. The most valuable issues are those containing the serial publication of The Annals of Conjuring. ...

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