J.G. Thompson, Jr.
|J.G. Thompson, Jr.|
Cover of Genii (1957)
|Born||James Green Thompson, Jr.|
March 13, 1910
|Died||July 6, 1975 (age 65) |
J.G. Thompson, Jr. (1910-1975) was a prominent banker and magician who specialized in close-up magic, card magic and mentalism.
Thompson was President of the First National Bank of Middleburg, Pennsylvania where he grew up. He attended Amherst College. Thompson became interested after seeing Ed Reno perform.
By the 1930s, he was inventing and writing magic as a Jinx contributor. He also would do the indexes for the Jinx.
By 1934 Mr. Thompson was working as a semi-professional, presenting a full evening show. In 1938, he was presenting a forty-five minute two-person act of telepathy.
Several of his books were printed serially in M-U-M before being produced as books as Tops Secrets of Magic.
- My Best (1945)
- Top Secrets of Magic, Vol. 1 (1956)
- Card Party (with Ned Rutledge]] 1965
- Top Secrets of Magic, Vol. 2 (1967)
- Between Two Minds (with Ned Rutledge) 1967
- Top Secrets of Magic, Vol. 3 (1968)
- The Living End (1972)
- The Miracle Makers (1975)
- Omar's Prophecies
- Magic to Delight
- Sleight Intended
- Watch This One (Editor)