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Arthur Pope

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Arthur Pope

Cover of MUM (April, 1968)
BornArthur Milton Pope
February 2, 1882
Vincennes, Indiana
DiedFebruary 17, 1974 (age 92)
Chicago, Illinois

Arthur Pope (1882-1974) was "Dean" of the Chicago local SAM Assembly.[1]


Pope began performing when he was 15 and kept at it until about a year before his death at the age of 92.[2]

In 1959 Pope captured the S.A.M. Trophy and also won nine Certificates Of Merit for outstanding acts, and five times was the winner of first prize on Originality Nights.[3]

His original poem "My Magic Wand and I" was published in the Genii Magazine in their Christmas edition of 1939.


  • Arthur Pope's Wonderful Wand Routine (1940)


  1. Arthur Milton Pope, MUM, August 1965
  2. MUM, June 1974
  3. magician-of-the-month, MUM, APRIL, 1968