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[[G. W. Hunter]] (May 16, 1850 - May 17, 1936), born George Walter Hunter, was a British comedian/singer also noted for his close-up magic and inventions. He was known the "Father of Pocket Tricks".  He came to the United States when he was 21, moving back to England in 1880.
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'''G. W. Hunter''' (May 16, 1850 - May 17, 1936), born George Walter Hunter, was a British comedian/singer also noted for his close-up magic and inventions. He was known the "Father of Pocket Tricks".   
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== Biography ==
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Hunter came to the United States when he was 21, moving back to England in 1880.
  
 
Hunter's wife, [[Aimee Desiree]] (also known as Mystia) was a professional conjurer in the 1890s.
 
Hunter's wife, [[Aimee Desiree]] (also known as Mystia) was a professional conjurer in the 1890s.
  
He created the Hunter Knot, [[Acrobatic Matchbox]], Dual Control gimmick, the Red Snapper, [[G.W. Hunter False Shuffle]] and a Cigar production repeatedly from the hands.
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He created the Hunter Knot, [[Acrobatic Matchbox]], Dual Control gimmick, the [[Red Snapper]], [[G.W. Hunter False Shuffle]] and a Cigar production repeatedly from the hands.
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A talented magician, [[Max Holden]] said that he was one of the first magicians to master [[The Expert at the Card Table]]<ref>[[The Linking Ring]] (Jan 1933) v12 issue11 p924</ref>.
  
 
Hunter contributed to most of the magic magazine of his time and  [[Will Goldston]] published many of Hunter's ideas in his books.
 
Hunter contributed to most of the magic magazine of his time and  [[Will Goldston]] published many of Hunter's ideas in his books.
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
"Mystia" or "The World or Magic", which was written in the 1890s, is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).
 
"Mystia" or "The World or Magic", which was written in the 1890s, is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).
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Revision as of 10:48, 21 July 2013

G. W. Hunter
BornGeorge Walter Hunter
May 16, 1850
England
DiedMay 17, 1936 (age 86)

G. W. Hunter (May 16, 1850 - May 17, 1936), born George Walter Hunter, was a British comedian/singer also noted for his close-up magic and inventions. He was known the "Father of Pocket Tricks".


Biography

Hunter came to the United States when he was 21, moving back to England in 1880.

Hunter's wife, Aimee Desiree (also known as Mystia) was a professional conjurer in the 1890s.

He created the Hunter Knot, Acrobatic Matchbox, Dual Control gimmick, the Red Snapper, G.W. Hunter False Shuffle and a Cigar production repeatedly from the hands.

A talented magician, Max Holden said that he was one of the first magicians to master The Expert at the Card Table[1].

Hunter contributed to most of the magic magazine of his time and Will Goldston published many of Hunter's ideas in his books.

Books

"Mystia" or "The World or Magic", which was written in the 1890s, is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).

References

  1. The Linking Ring (Jan 1933) v12 issue11 p924