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.
|Died||April 17, 1964 |
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.
- Magic of the Hands (1937)
- More Magic of the Hands (1942)
- Further Magic of the Hands (1946)
- Classic Card Tricks (2004) Dover Publications
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).
- Edward Victor - Magic of the Hands bibliography
- Edward Victor - More Magic of the Hands bibliography
- Edward Victor - Further Magic of the Hands bibliography
- UCSB Special Collections British manuals and guides to magic tricks, conjuring, illusions, and prestidigitation
- "Blackpool Magicians' Club History"
- Obit Genii 1964 June
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