(Didcot, Berkshire, England: 1909 - 31st December 1992)
Inspired at age 8 seeing a magician. Pro since after WW II and a popular magical MC. Aka "Arsène". The 3 pet effects that comprised the basis of, although not quite his entire act, and gave him his nickname among fellow magi were Cut-and-Restored Rope, Sucker Egg and Silk, and Egg on Fan. Toured USA in 1966. British Ring Past President. British Ring Silver Wand. Wrote 1982 Harold Taylor Lecture Notes (1982) and Magic as Entertainment: "The Angle of a Pro" (1991, 16pp). 2 audios. Many TV bits.