Arthur Buckley (1890-1953) started out in 1908 as 'Young Dante, King of Kards' and 'Kind of Koins', then performed as 'Mysto' in Australia and New Zealand.
|Born||Arthur H. Buckley|
December 15, 1890
|Died||February 20, 1953 (age 62) |
By 1925, he was working as a two-person mind-reading with his partner/wife Helen.
By 1934, Buckley came back to the US to settle in Chicago to work as an electronics engineer for Reliable Electric in a creative and consulting capacity. He developed a number of commercially successful patents. In Chicago, he became close friends with Alton Sharpe.
He developed one of his most well-known coin sleights the Muscle Pass sometime before 1948 as well as originated and developed the card production known today as the "split fan" production.
Just before his death, he made a TV appearance on the Don Alan Show, then flew at once to the Coast where he appeared on "You Asked For It" with his coin manipulations. The day he returned to work in Chicago, he suffered a heart attack.
Between 1921 and 1924, Buckley has written a series of twelve problems under the name New and Improved Effects with Cards. These effects are:
- A Triple Climax
- The Burglar
- Twelve Cards to Pocket
If someone can finish and dated the list, thanks in advance.
THE FIRST TEN OF THESE IMPROVED AND ORIGINAL CARD PROBLEMS, SERIES ONE AND TWO, WERE PUBLISHED IN TWO SMALL PAMPHLETS OF FIVE EFFECTS EACH IN 1924. (Excerpt from Improved and Original Card Problems - 1930)
- Improved and Original Card Problems (1930)
- Card Control : Practical Methods and Forty Original Card Experiments (1946)
- Gems of Mental Magic with John Cook (1947)
- Principles and Deceptions (1948)
- Cover Genii 1948 September