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Bob Hummer

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Bob Hummer
BornRobert Hummer
January 25, 1906
Easton, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 01, 1981 (age 75)
Baltimore, Maryland
CategoriesBooks by Bob Hummer

Robert "Bob" Hummer (1906-1981) was an eccentric magician who invented tricks like the Whirling Card.

Biography

He first appeared on the magic scene as a secret assistant for Paul Le Paul, who would call him up as a "volunteer." He invented and performed many stage tricks. He made a living doing magic around Chicago, often by busking in bars, and the Midwest.[1] 6

Books

  • Half-a-Dozen Hummers (1940)
  • Whispering Spirit (1941, Berland)
  • Six More Hummers (1941)
  • Six Tricks for 1944
  • Face-up, Face-down Mysteries (1946, Werner)
  • Three Pets (1953, Werner)

Marketed effects

  • Hummer's Great Mystery (1939, Kanter)
  • Hummer's Great Discovery (1940) (same trick as Hummer's Great Mystery)
  • Fantastric (1941)
  • Poker Chip Mystery (1941)
  • Hummer's Whirling Card (1943)
  • Stop - Thief!!! (1943, Sterling)
  • This Is It (1943, Sterling)
  • Hummer's Magic Carpet (1949, Werner)
  • Mathematical 3-Card Monte (1951, Werner)
  • Mind Reader's Dream (1952, Werner)
  • Fantastric (Berland - 1941)
  • Thotography (Werner - 1946)
  • Hummer Card Mystery (Berland - 1952)
  • Hummeristic (Berland - 1945)
  • Dial A Date Deal (Werner - 1955)



References

  1. Magical Mathmatics by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham (2012)
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1953, Bob Hummer in a 1944 picture from Frank Werner, p. 22
  • The New Tops, Vol. 4, No. 7, July 1964, It's a Mystery to me (Part 1), by Clarke “The Senator” Crandall, page 8
  • The New TOPs, Vol. 4, No. 8, August 1964, It's a Mystery to me (Part 2), by Clarke “The Senator” Crandall, page 12
  • The New TOPs, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1964, It's a Mystery to me (Part 3), by Clarke “The Senator” Crandall, page 14
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No.8, August 2008, CUTTING UP JACKPOTS by Bev Bergeron, The Whirling Card, page 62