|Born||Edward Victor Neuschwander|
August 20, 1887
|Died||April 17, 1964 (age 76) |
Maida Vale near London, England
|Notable works||Sympathetic Silks|
Edward "Teddie " Victor (1887-1964), born Edward Victor Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.
Early in his career he also took up Shadowgraphy.
In 1911, a trial week at St. George's Hall was extended to many months, setting the standard for his professional career. He was often seen on television (including a "What's My Line?" appearance which he was quickly recognized).
Victor was early member of the Magic Circle (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the Merlin Magical Society. He also was the Blackpool Magicians' Club's first Honorary Life President.
- Magic of the Hands (1937)
- More Magic of the Hands (1942)
- Further Magic of the Hands (1946)
- The Magic of the Hands Trilogy (1995)
- Classic Card Tricks (2004) Dover Publications
- The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands by Rae Hammond (1995)
A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).
- ↑ Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, page 220
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- The New Tops, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1964, Final Curtain EDWARD VICTOR, page 25
- THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, April 15, 1967, Page 7, Anniversaries
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 81, No. 877, July 1987, Twelfth Annual Collectors' Day by Amy Dawes, page 141