Cover of Genii with Francis (1940)
|Born||November 17, 1887|
New York City, New York
|Died||October 29, 1950 (age 62) |
Usher was born in New York City. Also known as "Hal", he worked for a time as a sideshow act in places like Coney Island. In the early part of his career, he worked in Chinese costume as "Ah Foon" a title given to him by the original "Ah Foon", George Little.
By 1927 The Ushers had become vaudeville headliners doing magic and second sight act called "Fifty Years from Now".
He retired in 1935 to go into the horoscope business in Venice, California. The Ushers produced (2) different series of magic tokens with horoscope signs on them and are listed in Kuethe magic token booklet.
- ↑ Programmes of Famous Magicians (1937)
- ↑ Cover Genii 1940 December
- ↑ Obit Genii 1950 November
- ↑ Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price (1985)