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Lu Brent

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Lu Brent
BornBoleslaw Lubrant
November 24, 1903
Camden, New Jersey
DiedMarch 31, 1993 (age 89)
CategoriesBooks by Lu Brent

Lu Brent (1903 - 1993) was a semi-professional magician starting in 1927. He specialized in small magic.[1]

Biography

His legal name was Benjamin Joseph Lubrant. The name Lu Brent came accidentally, from a clerk's mistake, when Lu enlisted for six years in the Army, in 1921. Lu liked the mistake and kept it.

He was known for coming up with new ways to present other magicians' effects. His first trick appeared in The Sphinx called Penciltration Matchik in Vol. 26, No. 9, nov. 1927, page 319. He also contributed to Magigram and Jinx.

Brent's 80th birthday celebration was reported in New Tops, July 1984.

The "Who's Who in Magic" column of the Sphinx for October 1933 issue shows a photo and lists:

"LU-BRENT; b. Camden, N. J., Nov. 24, 1904; Benjamin Joseph Lubrent; semipro, since 1927; spec, small magic; ed. St. Joseph School; author Novel Magic, Super Card Mysteries, contributor to The Street, Camden, N. J. Sphinx; add. 1208 Liberty

Inventions

  • The Growing Hat (pre-curser to the Bongo Hat)
  • Cig-Ash Trays (1954)
  • Blendo-Bills (1959)
  • Crazy Deck (1964)
  • Peek-O-Book Test
  • Diminishing Safety Pin

Books

Marketed Tricks

  • Torn & Restored Magazine Pages (1939)

References

  1. The Sphinx, Vol. XXXII, No. 8, October 1933, Who's Who in Magic, page 232