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Revision as of 11:42, 28 May 2008

Al Baker (April 4, 1874 - October 24, 1951) was a professional magician born in Poughkeepsie, New York. By the time he was 21 was working in vaudeville as magician and ventriloquist.

Al was an inventor of many tricks that he marketed including his Dictionary Test, Al Baker Slates and his version of the Rice bowls. Many of his silk magic effects were included in Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic.

Al Baker opened a magic shop with Martin Sunshine in Times Square.

Al regularly contributed to The Sphinx and other magic magazines.

He was Dean of the Society of American Magicians from 1941-1951.

Books

  • Al Bakers' Book One 1933
  • Al Baker's Book Two 1935
  • Magical Ways and Means 1941
  • Mental Magic 1949
  • Pet Secrets 1951

Manuscripts:

  • THE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR MANUSCRIPT (Ca. 1929)
  • AL BAKER'S PACK (1932)
  • CARDIALLY YOURS (1934)
  • EFFECTS 1, 2, AND 3 (Ca. 1939)
  • CARD TRIO (1948)

Compilations:

  • The Secret Ways of Al Baker by Miracle Factory Books (2003)

References