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David Goodsell

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David Goodsell
BornDavid R. Goodsell
August 4, 1939
Los Angeles, California
DiedApril 12, 2022 (age 82)
CategoriesBooks by David Goodsell

David Goodsell (b.1939-d.2022) is a Past National President and Honorary Life Member of the Society of American Magicians, and Editor Emeritus of M-U-M magazine, of which he was editor for nearly 30 years.


He is a Member of the Inner Circle with Gold Star of The Magic Circle and has been a member of the I.B.M. and S.A.M. since 1966.

Goodsell holds degrees from Harvey Mudd College, Harvard University and The University of Georgia. "Dr. Goodsell" was a school teacher, college professor and administrator, headmaster of three prep schools, director of a science education center and consultant, author and editor during his 40-year career in education.

He and his late friend, Larry White, published three volumes of Oracle, the bizarre/storytelling magic magazine, which was re-released in October, 2009 as a CD publication.

Goodsell has also released several magic tricks through dealers, along with original art work and lecture notes. [1]




  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 66, No. 8, January 1977, David R. Goodsell, magician-of-the-month, by John Zweers, page 9
  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 76, No. 8, January 1987, David R. Goodsell, Magician Of The Month, page 9