Arthur D. Gans

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'''Arthur D. Gans''', from Baltimore Maryland, toured as "the safety first magician". As an accomplished magician and public speaker, he used to expound safety with movies, magic and short talks.
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'''Arthur D. Gans''' toured as "the safety first magician", expounding safety with movies, magic and short talks.
  
 
Gans became interested in magic at the age of 14 after seeing [[Harry Kellar]] perform.<ref> Bio, Linking Ring, February 1928, pg 970</ref>
 
Gans became interested in magic at the age of 14 after seeing [[Harry Kellar]] perform.<ref> Bio, Linking Ring, February 1928, pg 970</ref>
  
Gans is Safety Agent for the Baltinore and Ohio Railroad Company, looking after the Safety and Welfare of the employees<ref> Cover, [[Linking Ring]]  Vol 4, No. 1 (1926)</ref> He makes a trip every year, traveling in a private railroad car, showing magic in thirty cities, from New York to Chicago and St. Louis. Safety talks are built up around his tricks. Gans retired from  his railroad career after almost forty years of service.<ref> MUM OCTOBER, 1960</ref>
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Gans was the Safety Agent for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, looking after the Safety and Welfare of the employees. <ref>Cover, [[Linking Ring]]  Vol 4, No. 1 (1926)</ref> He made a trip every year, traveling in a private railroad car, showing magic in thirty cities, from New York to Chicago and St. Louis. His talks were built up around his tricks. Gans retired from  his railroad career after almost forty years of service.<ref> MUM OCTOBER, 1960</ref>
  
Gans was very active in the magic society.  He was an early member of the IBM  (no. 34), contributed articles to the  Linking Ring and was a huge recruiter, bringing in many members.<ref>Obit, Linking Ring June 1963</ref> Gans was also a charter member of the [[N.C.A.]], the Society of Baltimore Magicians  and then  the [[Demons Club]] of Baltimre (later becoming the [[SAM]] Kellar Thurston Assembly No. 6).   
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Gans was very active in the magic society.  He was an early member of the [[IBM]] (no. 34), contributed articles to the  [[Linking Ring]] and was a huge recruiter, bringing in many members.<ref>Obit, Linking Ring June 1963</ref> Gans was also a charter member of the [[N.C.A.]], the Society of Baltimore Magicians  and the [[Demons Club]] of Baltimore (later becoming the [[SAM]] Kellar Thurston Assembly No. 6).  <ref>Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1931</ref>
  
 
== Contributions ==
 
== Contributions ==

Revision as of 17:34, 29 August 2010

Arthur D. Gans
BornArthur Daniel Joseph Gans
August 4, 1890
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedApril 30, 1963 (age 72)
Baltimore, Maryland

Arthur D. Gans toured as "the safety first magician", expounding safety with movies, magic and short talks.

Gans became interested in magic at the age of 14 after seeing Harry Kellar perform.[1]

Gans was the Safety Agent for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, looking after the Safety and Welfare of the employees. [2] He made a trip every year, traveling in a private railroad car, showing magic in thirty cities, from New York to Chicago and St. Louis. His talks were built up around his tricks. Gans retired from his railroad career after almost forty years of service.[3]

Gans was very active in the magic society. He was an early member of the IBM (no. 34), contributed articles to the Linking Ring and was a huge recruiter, bringing in many members.[4] Gans was also a charter member of the N.C.A., the Society of Baltimore Magicians and the Demons Club of Baltimore (later becoming the SAM Kellar Thurston Assembly No. 6). [5]

Contributions

  • Harry Kellar Reveals Best Trick He Performed , Linking Ring (January 1962)

References and External Links

  1. Bio, Linking Ring, February 1928, pg 970
  2. Cover, Linking Ring Vol 4, No. 1 (1926)
  3. MUM OCTOBER, 1960
  4. Obit, Linking Ring June 1963
  5. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1931
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