|Born||October 8, 1891|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||March 9, 1984 (age 92) |
Toms River, New Jersey
George Linnhauser (1891-1984) was a semi-professional magician in New York City.
Linnhauser worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He was featured in "The Home Office", the New York organ of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, as "Meet Metropolitan's 'Mandrake'". The story tells that he had been interested in magic 35 years and that every other Sunday he uses his magic to illustrate the minister's sermon at Rugby Congregational Church in Brooklyn. 
He also performed at clubs and lodges with a routine from ten to thirty minutes long. His special interest in effects were silks, flowers, cards, and billiard balls. 
His wife Alma and daughter Marian were often his assistants.
- ↑ Hugard's Magic Monthly September 1951
- ↑ Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, May 1984