J. R. McNair
|J. R. McNair|
|Born||John R. McNair|
Bovina Center, New York
|Died||December 19, 1953 (age 58) |
Binghamton, New York
J. R. McNair (c.1894-1953), known as "Musical Mac", was a semi-professional magician.
McNair worked on the staff of WNBF radio staff as a singer of Western and hillbilly ballads and as a cowboy-style monologist from in 1929 until 1939. He also worked for the Vail-Ballou Press Inc. starting in 1921.
His lifelong hobby though was magic and he was the inventor of a number of tricks.
In 1939, after his retirement from radio, he became a semi-professional magician, entertaining, at schools and club meetings.
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, February 1954
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/j-c-mcnair/