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David Livingston Price, Jr.

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David Livingston Price, Jr. (December 15, 1910 - July 30, 1998) born in St. Louis, Missouri was the owner of the Egyptian Hall Museum and author of "MAGIC: A Pictorial History of Conjurors in the Theater (1985)" Price devoted his life to the study of magic and had a close friendship with magicians worldwide.

David joined the IBM in 1929 and was a founding member of the Southeastern Magicians Convention in 1931. He performed as DeLivingston during the 1930s, until a foot injury during World War II ended his onstage career.

In 1953 he purchased the contents of W.W. Durbin's Egyptian Hall in Kenton, Ohio, which Durbin had decorated with photographs of magicians (starting in 1895). That collection became the nucleus of the Egyptian Hall Museum which was moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

Price wrote many historical articles for Genii and The Linking Ring.

After David's death, his son, Dave Price III, a circus enthusiast and former magician took over the museum and eventually sold the contents to Mike Caveney and George Daily. Caveney retained the rights to the Egyptian Hall Museum name.


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