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For thirty years he was a professional conjurer, operating his own entertainment bureau. He was co-owner of Metropolitan Bureau of Magic with [[Robert H. Elroy]]  
 
For thirty years he was a professional conjurer, operating his own entertainment bureau. He was co-owner of Metropolitan Bureau of Magic with [[Robert H. Elroy]]  
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His first stage appearance was at the Majestic Hall, New York City in 1898 and he made his professional debut at Pastor's Theatre, New York City in 1902.<ref>Cover [[The Magic World]] October 1920</ref>
  
 
In his column in [[Mahatma]], he roasted the various exposes of those days and carried on a forceful campaign against all forms of magical exposure.
 
In his column in [[Mahatma]], he roasted the various exposes of those days and carried on a forceful campaign against all forms of magical exposure.
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Burgess was very involved in magic societies including being secretary for  The [[National Conjurers' Association]] and a charter member of The [[Brotherhood of Magicians]] and member No. 8 of the [[IBM]].
 
Burgess was very involved in magic societies including being secretary for  The [[National Conjurers' Association]] and a charter member of The [[Brotherhood of Magicians]] and member No. 8 of the [[IBM]].
  
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Revision as of 07:11, 28 May 2010

Clinton Burgess (August 3, 1880 - November 2, 1932)) born in Philadelphia, a descendant of a New York Governor, Dewitt Clinton, was a champion card conjurer.

For thirty years he was a professional conjurer, operating his own entertainment bureau. He was co-owner of Metropolitan Bureau of Magic with Robert H. Elroy

His first stage appearance was at the Majestic Hall, New York City in 1898 and he made his professional debut at Pastor's Theatre, New York City in 1902.[1]

In his column in Mahatma, he roasted the various exposes of those days and carried on a forceful campaign against all forms of magical exposure.

He edited Elliott's Last Legacy (1923) with Harry Houdini, which led to a bitter break between the two when Houdini ended up taking most of the credit.

Burgess was very involved in magic societies including being secretary for The National Conjurers' Association and a charter member of The Brotherhood of Magicians and member No. 8 of the IBM.

References

  1. Cover The Magic World October 1920