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Julien J. Proskauer

Julien J. Proskauer

(New York City, NY: 14th June 1893 - 18th December 1958).

Printer-businessman. Amateur magician since 1909 and psychic investigator. Aka "Psycho". SAM President 1935-36. Headed the splinter group from the SAM that founded the Magicians Guild of America in 1944. Published Conjurors' Magazine 1945-47.

Wrote Spook Crooks! (1932, 300pp); How'd ja do That? (1934, 92pp), a piracy of Johnston and Sterling's Modern Card Miracles (1919); Suckers All! (1934, 318pp); Puzzles for Everyone (191pp); and The Dead Do Not Talk (1946, 198pp, ghosted by Walter B. Gibson). Articles in Sphinx and Conjurors' Magazine and tricks in Genii.

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How'd Ja Do That? by Julien J. ProskauerThis was a piracy of Hugh J. Johnston's and F. B. Sterling's book Modern Card Miracles.

A treatise on card systems and setups, as well as effects that will fool laymen and magicians alike!

Presentation, secrets, routine and patter are all included. Because most of the effects rely on subtlety instead of difficult sleights, even amateur performers can now fool with professional-caliber presentations. Included are card miracles for parlor, platform, club and stage, as well as effects that will garner free publicity if performed for newspaper editors and reporters. While advertisements say that no sleight of hand is required, one simple sleight...

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Spook Crooks! by Julien J. ProskauerSpook Crooks! is Julien Proskauer's searing expose of the world of phony prophets, fake mediums, and other con artists who fleeced innocent victims of their cash, dignity and in some cases their lives.

Proskauer, a friend of Houdini's, took it upon himself to nearly single-handedly rid the radio airwaves of fortune tellers and psychic swindlers in the early 1930s, much to the chagrin of honest mentalists who were caught in the crossfire.

A slick billet switch, the gypsy money switch, and many other secrets are revealed in crystal clear text and illustrations.

Robert A. Nelson, owner of mentalism's most esteemed...

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