Glenn G. Gravatt
(Sabetha, Kansas: 4th December 1899 - 17th April 1984)
Police officer. Amateur magician. Best-remembered for his flagrant publishing of others' tricks without permission. Yet awarded the 1980 AMA Literary Fellowship. Died in San Francisco.
Wrote (in "collaboration" with his fictitious alter ego "Doctor Wilhelm Von Deusen") Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks (2 vols, , , 451+150pp). Wrote Jap Box Tricks (1937, 123pp), Final Selection (1957, 89pp), Glenn Gravatt's Treasure Trove of Tricks (1971, 290pp), Fifty Modern Card Tricks You Can Do! (1974, 50pp), Fifty More Modern Card Tricks (60pp), Thayer Quality Magic Catalog Instruction Sheets (4 vols, 1978 etc), Collected Writings of Glenn Gravatt (1974, 254pp), More Collected Writings of Glenn Gravatt, & Goldmine of Magic (1984, 232pp). Many articles in magic magazines, including Genii.