(Palo Alto, California: 15th June 1913 - 19th October 2005)
Inspired and learned as a pre-teen from a Gilbert Mysto Magic set then at age 14-15 from the Tarbell Course. Pro since 1940 as stage hypnotist (as "Dr. Zomb" 1941-53), mentalist, illusionist. Toured a midnight spook show thru western USA and Canada c1942-52. Toured the Pacific Basin in 1955.
Wrote 21 Gems of Magic (1946, 63pp), The Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism (1947, 275pp), Psychic Magic (1951, six 25-page vols), Atomic Magic (1951, 41pp), The Mysticism and Magic of India (1977), Entertaining with Magic (1977, 231pp), Magic with Soap Bubbles (1987), Real Mental Magic (1989, 143pp), etc. Articles in Fate and New Journal of Hypnotism.
Coauthors: William W. Larsen