Bill Severn

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Bill Severn
BornWilliam Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York
DiedMay 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts
CategoriesBooks by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]

Biography

Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.

Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]

Books

  • Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
  • Shadow Magic (1959)
  • Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
  • Magic Across The Table (1972)
  • Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
  • Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
  • Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
  • Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
  • More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
  • Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
  • Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
  • Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
  • Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
  • Magic with Paper
  • Magic Shows You Can Give
  • Packs of Fun
  • Magic Comedy
  • Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
  • Magic with Coins and Bills
  • Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
  • Bill Severn's Best Magic
  • 50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper

References

  1. The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
  2. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76954009
  3. Obit, Magic, June 1992
  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
  • M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71


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