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Howard Thurston

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Howard Thurston (July 20, 1869 - April 13, 1936) was a world famous stage magician. He had the largest traveling Vaudeville magic show for the time, requiring more than eight entire train cars to transport his props across the country.

Thurston is still famous for his work with playing cards. He called himself the King of Cards. One of his most famous effects was the "Rising Card".


"My object is to mystify and entertain. I wouldn't deceive you for the world."