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Cover of Genii (1953)
DiedAugust 17, 2000

A'ree (?-2000), billed as the Queen of Hearts, toured mostly on the West Coast doing a manipulation act.


Wife of amateur magician Don McChesney, she was the first woman to graduate form the Chavez College of Magic post-graduate course.[1]

She served as president of the Parent Assembly of Magigals, was a member of the International Guild of Prestidigitators and a life member of IBM Ring 21.

She won the "Mrs. Houdini Diamond Pin" award at a PCAM convention. [2]


  1. Linking Ring, February, 2001
  2. Cover, Genii 1953 May