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Gus Hartz

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Gus Hartz

From the Collection of Mark Willoughby
BornAugustus F. Hartz
September 08, 1843
Liverpool, England
DiedMay 21, 1929 (age 85)

Gus Hartz (1843-1929), also known as Professor Hartz, opened a magic store in 1870 on Broadway with his brother J. M. Hartz. They were patronized by most magicians of the day including Alexander Herrmann, Robert Heller and Harry Kellar.[1]

Biography

After seeing Robert-Houdin perform, came to America around 1961 and started what they called a magical emporium on Broadway.[2]

References

  1. The Hartz Story, How Gus Hartz and His Brother Joseph Became Magicians By Augustus F. Hartz, Linking Ring, June, 1927 (cover)
  2. MANUFACTURERS IN THE MAGICAL WORLD I HAVE KNOWN AND DEALT WITH By W. W. Durbin, Linking Ring, January 1931.