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James McKnight

James McKnight

(August 14th, 1900 - October 27th, 1979)

Born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States, making his home in Newark, New Jersey where he was very active in various magic organizations including the SAM, IBM, Newark Magicians' Club, World Wide Magicians Society (which he formed himself), and Professional Entertainers of New York.

He performed for a time with his sister Flora, known as "The Girl with the Radio Eye", as the Great McKnights. At one time, he served as chief assistant to Blackstone, Sr.

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The Modern Magician (used) by James McKnight

This is a complete file bound together with three ribbons across the spines. The condition is very good for such an uncommon complete run. For the content see the digital edition.

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James McKnight
The Modern Magician by James McKnight

This periodical ran from October 1932 to April 1934 and saw 8 numbers published. Complete files are uncommon. In this digital form, it can be enjoyed by a much wider group of readers.

Volume 1, Number 1, October 1932

  • Editorial
  • How to Stick a Hatpin through the tongues without injury
  • I Witnessed Betty Jane's Act. By an Observer
  • The Meeting Place. Conducted by George Linnhauser.
  • Doc. Distel effect. Card Stabbing Supreme
  • Reviews: The Vanishing Goat, by Frank Lane

Volume 1, Number 2, November 1932

  • Editorial
  • A New Pass. J. Burnes
  • A New Box Escape.
  • Wrinkle. By Kolar
  • The Autobiography...
★★★★★ $19.50
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