Al Koran

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Al Koran (1914-1972) was a British mentalist (born Edward Doe), who was also an author and the magic inventor of the effect known as Ring Flite (1968).[1] He also invented a special deck of cards known as the Koran deck.

Al Koran
BornEdward Doe
March 4, 1916
East London, UK
DiedJune 12, 1972 (age 56)
Chicago
In 1945, he became the youngest member ever to be awarded London Society of Magicians Gold Medal. It was after this that he selected the stage name "Al Koran" and make magic a full time job.


In January, 1969, he emigrated to the United States. First to Cleveland, Ohio and then later settling in Chicago.



Publications

  • Mastered Amazement: Mainly for the manipulator (1947)
  • Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind (1964) ("ghosted")
  • Al Koran's Professional Presentations (1967)
  • The Magic of the Mind in Action (1976)

Further Reading


References

  1. The New Tops, Vol. 12, No. 8 & 9, August & September 1972
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  • Genii, Vol. 36, No. 6, June 1972, OBITUARY, Koran, page 286
  • The New Tops, Vol. 12, No. 8 & 9, August & September 1972, AL KORAN LOSES THE LAST TRICK, page 28
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 73, No. 793, January/February 1979, Show and Lecture Reports, A Tribute to Al Koran—Comrie Mackay, A.I.M.C., page 11
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 9, September 1999, OUR SIDE OF THE POND by Elizabeth Warlock, page 135
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