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Howard A. Adams

Howard A. Adams

(Buffalo, New York: 9th February 1931 - Laguna Niguel, California: 17th December 2010)

Howard Adams grew up in Buffalo. He started magic with 13 seeing nite club magician Karl Norman. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1946. He joined the IBM Ring 21 in Hollywood in the 1960s. His first published effect appeared in The Phoenix at the age of 16. He was a prolific trick creator with more than 300 published tricks in various books and periodicals. After 45 years of working in landscaping, he retired to Laguna Niguel in 1995.

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Howard A. Adams
The Chinaman's Paper Caper by Howard A. Adams

A prize winning paper folding and cutting routine with only a double sheet of newspaper and a pair of scissors.

The routine utilizes all the paper producing a whole succession of objects while you are telling an amusing story. In the introduction Ken de Courcy writes:

THE CHINAMAN'S PAPER CAPER is a most satisfying trick. To begin with, it is unusual because it utilises all of the paper. Second, it requires just one 'double' sheet of newspaper, and a pair of scissors. Third, in case you think our enthusiasm has run riot, it has already won two awards in America; "The Magic Dungeon Academy Trophy for...

★★★ $5
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