Herman Hanson

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Herman Hanson
BornHerman Hansone
May 26, 1882
Esperod, Sweden
DiedMay 12, 1973 (age 90)
Nantucket Island

Herman Hanson (1882 - 1973) emigrated to the United States in 1897 and worked in vaudeville as "Mystic Hanson".

Biography

By 1928, he started working on the staff of Howard Thurston's show, sometimes filling in for Thurston near the end. After Thurston's death, he managed Max Holden's magic shop in Boston.

Herman Hanson was 1959-1973 Dean of the Society of American Magicians.

Books

  • THE MAGIC MAN by Herman Hanson and John Zweers (1974)

References

  • M-U-M, Vol. 41, No. 11, April 1952, HERMAN HANSON, magician-of-the-month, by LESLIE P. GUEST, page 308
  • M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 10, March 1972, BOSTON HERMAN HANSON ASSEMBLY NO. 9, by John Zweers, page 9, HERMAN HANSON, THE MAGIC MAN, by John Zweers, page 10
  • Genii Magazine, 37, No. 3, March 1973, Obituarie, Herman Hanson…, page 126
  • The New Tops, Vol. 13, No. 7, July 1973, Herman Hanson, page 7
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 53, No. 7, July 1973, Herman Hanson Dies, by Frances Marshall, page 96
  • M-U-M, Vol. 63, Nr. 3, August 1973, BROKEN WAND, Herman Hanson, page 10
  • M-U-M, Vol. 91, No. 9, May 2002, The Deans of S.A.M., Herman Hanson, May 26,1882 – May 12,1973, Dean: 1959 -1973, page 23


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