(30th March 1910 - 27th July 1985)
Born in Staten Island, New York. Pseudonym for Barrows Mussey. Inspired in 1921 seeing Howard Thurston show. Learned in 1921 from Christmas gift of Hoffmann's Later Magic. Thence "Hadji Baba", touring the East and mid-West at age 13. Semi-pro in college when he was protégé of John Mulholland at age 19. Translated and co-edited (with Fulton Oursler) Fischer's Illustrated Magic (1931). Ghosted part of Mulholland's Beware Familiar Spirits (1938). In US Marine Corps in Pacific in WW II. Moved to West Germany in 1950 to work as journalist.