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The Modern Magician

by James McKnight
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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 of Frank Lane
  • Reviews and News
  • With the Mentalists. By Robert Nelson
  • Sealed Envelope Test. By Harry Morgan
  • The Meeting Place
  • Baileys Card Routine
  • A Good Match Stunt
  • Holding the Tip of a lighted cigarette against the tongue
  • A Color Change

Volume 1, Number 3, December 1932

  • Editorial
  • My Spelling Card Effect. J. Burnes
  • N.M.C. News. Reviews. Tips.
  • Order of Robert Houdin.
  • Society of Osiris
  • Sam Jacks Solid Thru Solid
  • What's Your Name Please
  • My Opening Effect
  • With the Mentalists. By Robert Nelson
  • Signor Blop. By Harry Opel
  • The Editors Greeting.

Volume 1, Number 4, January-March 1933

  • Editorial
  • My Card Act, J. Burnes.
  • Society of Magical Entertainers
  • News and Tips
  • Frank Lane's Autobiography
  • Ducrot Poem 1933
  • The Meeting Place. Geo Linnhauser

Volume 1, Number 5, April-June 1933

  • Editorial
  • My Card Act, J. Burnes
  • Chas. Doc. Diestel
  • Ladies Night, Newark Magicians Club
  • Pocket Magic and Contest News
  • Simplified Magic
  • Tips News and Reviews
  • The Meeting Place. Geo Linnhauser
  • The Editor Goes Visiting.

Volume 1, Number 6, July-September 1933

  • Editorial
  • My Card from the pocket
  • Simplified Magic
  • Tips News and Reviews
  • The Round Table. George Linnhauser
  • The Meeting Place. George Linnhauser
  • Eastman's Pub Club

Volume 1, Number 7, October-December 1933

  • Editorial
  • My Mindreading Act. J. Burnes
  • Tips News and Reviews. Doc Diestel
  • Max Thiel. The Round Table
  • Newark Magicians Club Oldtimers Night
  • Max Thiel's Magic Show
  • The Meeting Place. George Linnhauser

Volume 1, Number 8, April 1934

  • Editorial
  • My Silk Act. J. Burnes
  • Reviews and News
  • Where to buy the Modern Magician
  • The Life Story of Frank Lane
  • The Round Table
  • How is This One Done? George Krinog
  • The Meeting Place
  • Newark Magicians Club Show.
  • Quad City Notices
  • A number Force

1st edition 1932-34, 94 pages.
word count: 49396 which is equivalent to 197 standard pages of text

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