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George Corregan

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George Corregan
BornGeorge Gilmore Corregan, Jr.
August 20, 1897
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedJune 23, 1971 (age 73)

George "Duke" Corregan (1897-1971) was a semi-profession club performer.

Biography

He was a member of SAM (No. 924), IBM (no. 41), IMC (no. 130) and The Magic Circle.[1]

Corregan was charter member of Boston Assembly No. 9, he was an owner, operator and president of Purdy Photographers in Boson. [2]

He produced Assembly No. 9's official bulletin "The Barnstormer" and was managing editor for many years. For 20 years, he ran a humorous personal-interest column, headed as "Dear Uncle Koko, Esq." It was years before members realized that the initials of the heading spelled out a clue to the unknown author, "D-U-K-E".

Corregan contributed his magical ideas to the Sphinx. His Four Ace Trick, published in 1922 was a favorite of Ted Annemann. He also marketed "Be a Human Calendar" and "Unkle Koko's Kloryphyll Kard Trick". He authored a column "Spilling the Beans" in The Seven Circles in the 1930s. [3][4]

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, May 1931
  2. Broken Wand, MUM, September, 1971
  3. Cover feature April 1963 issue of M.U.M.
  4. UNCLE KOKO EXPOSED or DUKE CORREGAN UNMASKED by John Connelly, MUM, June 1967