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[[Edward Victor]] (1887 - April 17, 1964), born  Edward Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.
 
 
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'''Edward "Teddie " Victor''' (1887-1964), born  Edward Victor Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.<ref>Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, page 220</ref>
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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Victor was early member of the [[Magic Circle]] (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the [[Merlin Magical Society]]. He also was the [[Blackpool Magicians' Club]]'s first Honorary Life President.
 
Victor was early member of the [[Magic Circle]] (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the [[Merlin Magical Society]]. He also was the [[Blackpool Magicians' Club]]'s first Honorary Life President.
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Developed [[Sympathetic Silks]] after a discussion with [[G. W. Hunter]]. Also invented the [[E-Y-E Count]] which [[Alex Elmsley]] adapted to create the [[Elmsley Count]].
  
 
== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
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* [[More Magic of the Hands]] (1942)
 
* [[More Magic of the Hands]] (1942)
 
* [[Further Magic of the Hands]] (1946)
 
* [[Further Magic of the Hands]] (1946)
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* [[The Magic of the Hands Trilogy]] (1995)
 
* Classic Card Tricks (2004) Dover Publications
 
* Classic Card Tricks (2004) Dover Publications
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* [[The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands]] by [[Rae Hammond]] (1995)
  
 
A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).
 
A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).
  
== References ==
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{{References}}
*[http://magicref.tripod.com/bookssz/victormagichands.htm Edward Victor - Magic of the Hands bibliography]
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{{Wikipedia}}
*[http://magicref.tripod.com/bookssz/victormoremagichands.htm Edward Victor - More Magic of the Hands bibliography]
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*[http://magicref.tripod.com/bookssz/victorfurthermagichands.htm Edward Victor - Further Magic of the Hands bibliography]
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*[http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/collections/pa/pamss66.html UCSB Special Collections British manuals and guides to magic tricks, conjuring, illusions, and prestidigitation]
 
*[http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/collections/pa/pamss66.html UCSB Special Collections British manuals and guides to magic tricks, conjuring, illusions, and prestidigitation]
 
* [http://www.blackpoolmagic.com/history.html "Blackpool Magicians' Club History"]
 
* [http://www.blackpoolmagic.com/history.html "Blackpool Magicians' Club History"]
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* Obit [[Genii 1964 June|Genii, Vol. 28, No. 10, June 1964]], page 389
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* The New Tops, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1964, Final Curtain EDWARD VICTOR, page 25
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* THE WORLD'S FAIR, Saturday, April 15, 1967, Page 7, Anniversaries
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* The Magic Circular, Vol. 81, No. 877, July 1987, Twelfth Annual Collectors' Day by Amy Dawes, page 141
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* Obit [[Genii 1964 June]]
 
  
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Latest revision as of 18:12, 1 September 2013

Edward Victor
BornEdward Victor Neuschwander
August 20, 1887
London, England
DiedApril 17, 1964 (age 76)
Maida Vale near London, England
Notable worksSympathetic Silks

Edward "Teddie " Victor (1887-1964), born Edward Victor Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.[1]

Contents

Biography

Early in his career he also took up Shadowgraphy.

In 1911, a trial week at St. George's Hall was extended to many months, setting the standard for his professional career. He was often seen on television (including a "What's My Line?" appearance which he was quickly recognized).

Victor was early member of the Magic Circle (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the Merlin Magical Society. He also was the Blackpool Magicians' Club's first Honorary Life President.

Developed Sympathetic Silks after a discussion with G. W. Hunter. Also invented the E-Y-E Count which Alex Elmsley adapted to create the Elmsley Count.

Bibliography

Books

A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).

References

  1. Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, page 220
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