Gershon Legman

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Gershon Legman (November 2, 1917 – February 23, 1999) was a folklorist, writer-editor and amateur magician.

Gershon Legman
BornNovember 02, 1917
DiedFebruary 23, 1999 (age 81)

In the 1940s he wrote magic booklets under the name "John Thursday". He became an expert on origami. In Robert Harbin's book, "Paper Magic", a letter from Gershon Legman was quoted which spread the news of Japanese paper-folding throughout the English-speaking world.[1]

Books

  • Magic Made Easy - 60 Tricks Anyone Can Do (as John Thursday) (1945)
  • Bibliography of Paper Folding (1952)

References

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  1. DETECTING DECEPTION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF COUNTERDECEPTION ACROSS TIME, CULTURES, AND DISCIPLINES by Barton Whaley (2006)
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