(1915 - December 6th, 1986)
Julius P. Hopkins was a stage singer, magician, and author, spending much of his career in the Washington, D.C. area. Like many young people, Julius’ interest in magic grew after seeing the professional touring show of Howard Thurston. After serving in World War II, Hopkins was employed by the U.S. Office of Veteran’s Affairs for several years. He then worked for the U.S. Labor Department, until his retirement in 1972. Julius authored several articles appearing in magic magazines, as well as a pair of books. In addition to Effervescent Effects (1962), he wrote Impressive Bewildering Magic (1985). He was featured on the cover of the Linking Ring January 1965.