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[[Jean Hugard]] (December 4, 1872 - August 14, 1959) was  born John Gerard Rodney Boyce in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Jean used the stage and pen name of ''Jean Hugard'' and ''Chin Sun Loo''. He began his professional career in 1890s. One of his full evening show presented  on tour in Australia and New Zealand was a silent Chinese act.  
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'''Jean Hugard''' (December 4, 1872 - August 14, 1959) was  born John Gerard Rodney Boyce in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Hugard used the stage and pen name of ''Jean Hugard'' and ''Chin Sun Loo''. He began his professional career in 1890s. One of his full evening show presented  on tour in Australia and New Zealand was a silent Chinese act.  
 
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Hugard became interested in magic after seeing [[Louis Haselmayer]] perform.
 
Hugard became interested in magic after seeing [[Louis Haselmayer]] perform.
  
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He was named the forth ever [[SAM]] Dean of Magicians in 1951.   
 
He was named the forth ever [[SAM]] Dean of Magicians in 1951.   
  
Near the end of his life, Hugard was blind, having lost the sight of both eyes following operations for the removal of cataracts. In spite of this handicap he continued to work in the magic field at his home in Brooklyn, NY.
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Near the end of his life, Hugard was blind, having lost the sight of both eyes following operations for the removal of cataracts. In spite of this handicap he continued to work in the magic field at his home in Brooklyn, New York.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1945 April]]</ref><ref>Cover [[Genii 1955 March]]</ref><ref>Obit [[Genii 1959 September]] </ref>
  
 
== Awards and honors ==
 
== Awards and honors ==
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
*[[Card Manipulations 1]] (1933)
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*[[Card Manipulations No. 1]] (1933)
*Card Manipulations 2 (1933)
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*[[Card Manipulations No. 2]] (1933)
*Card Manipulations 3 (1934)
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*[[Card Manipulations No. 3]] (1934)
 
*[[Close-up Magic for the Night Club Magician]] (1934)
 
*[[Close-up Magic for the Night Club Magician]] (1934)
*Card Manipulations 4 (1935)
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*[[Card Manipulations No. 4]] (1935)
*Mental Magic with Cards (1935)
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*[[Mental Magic with Cards]] (1935)
*Coin Magic (1935)
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*[[Coin Magic]] (1935)
*[[Card Manipulations 5]] (1936)
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*[[Card Manipulations No. 5]] (1936)
*Thimble Magic (1936)
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*[[Thimble Magic]] (1936)
 
*[[Encyclopedia of Card Tricks]] (1937)
 
*[[Encyclopedia of Card Tricks]] (1937)
*Money Magic (1937)
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*[[Money Magic]] (1937)
*Silken Sorcery (1937)
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*[[Silken Sorcery]] (1937)
*[[More Card Manipulations 1]] (1938)
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*[[Hugard's Annual of Magic 1937]] (1937)
*[[More Card Manipulations 2]] (1939)
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*[[More Card Manipulations No. 1]] (1938)
*Modern Magic Manual (1939)
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*[[More Card Manipulations No. 2]] (1939)
*More Card Manipulations 3 (1940)
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*[[Hugard's Annual of Magic 1938-1939]]
*More Card Manipulations 4 (1941)
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*[[Modern Magic Manual]] (1939)
*Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic (1943)
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*[[More Card Manipulations No. 3]] (1940)
*Houdini's Unmasking (1957)
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*[[More Card Manipulations No. 4]] (1941)
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*[[Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic]] (1943)
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*[[Houdini's Unmasking]] (1957)
  
 
*[[Expert Card Technique]] (1940) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
 
*[[Expert Card Technique]] (1940) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*The Stripper Deck - Miracle Methods No. 1 (1941) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[Miracle Methods No. 1 - The Stripper Deck]] (1941) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*Miracle Shuffles and Tricks - Miracle Methods No. 2 (1942) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[Miracle Methods No. 2 - Miracle Shuffles and Tricks]] (1942) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*Prepared Cards and Accessories - Miracle Methods No. 3 (1942) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[Miracle Methods No. 3 - Prepared Cards and Accessories]] (1942) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*Tricks and Sleights - Miracle Methods No. 4 (1943) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[Miracle Methods No. 4 - Tricks and Sleights]] (1943) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*The Invisible Pass (1946) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[The Invisible Pass]] (1946) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
*Show Stoppers with Cards (1948) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
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*[[Show Stoppers with Cards]] (1948) with ([[Frederick Braue]])
 
*[[Royal Road to Card Magic]] (1948) with [[Frederick Braue]])
 
*[[Royal Road to Card Magic]] (1948) with [[Frederick Braue]])
  
 
== Books about ==
 
== Books about ==
* Jean Hugard By [[James B. Alfredson]] ISBN 0916638847 (1997) - Looks at the life and career of an accomplished magician who worked during the 1930s and 1940s, and his influence on the performance of magic during his day. Published by David Meyer Magic Books.
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* [[Jean Hugard (Book)]] By [[James B. Alfredson]] ISBN 0916638847 (1997) - Looks at the life and career of an accomplished magician who worked during the 1930s and 1940s, and his influence on the performance of magic during his day. Published by David Meyer Magic Books.
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== References ==
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== See Also ==
 
* [[Books by Jean Hugard]]
 
 
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Revision as of 11:22, 10 March 2012

Jean Hugard (December 4, 1872 - August 14, 1959) was born John Gerard Rodney Boyce in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Hugard used the stage and pen name of Jean Hugard and Chin Sun Loo. He began his professional career in 1890s. One of his full evening show presented on tour in Australia and New Zealand was a silent Chinese act.

Jean Hugard
BornJohn Gerard Rodney Boyce
December 04, 1872
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
DiedAugust 14, 1959 (age 86)
Brooklyn, New York

Hugard became interested in magic after seeing Louis Haselmayer perform.

In 1915, he moved to USA and worked in vaudeville from 1916 until 1918. One of his feature attractions then was "Birth of the Sea Nymph"

He also was known for his bullet catch routine he called "The Great Rifle Feat". He was the first to present it with modern day guns at the time.

He owned and performed in a magic theater in Luna Park (at Coney Island) from 1919-1929. He also appeared in a Broadway Show in 1928 at the Forrest Theater called "The Squealer."

When he retired from performing, he moved to Brooklyn to write and edit magic publications. He wrote more then 30 books on magic. With the death of John Northern Hilliard who had written only the first chapter of Greater Magic, left a lot of manuscript to be completed. Carl Waring Jones, who had contracted for it's publication, brought Jean Hugard on board in 1938 to complete and enlarge the text to over 1,000 pages.

He was editor of Hugard's Magic Monthly starting in 1943.

He was named the forth ever SAM Dean of Magicians in 1951.

Near the end of his life, Hugard was blind, having lost the sight of both eyes following operations for the removal of cataracts. In spite of this handicap he continued to work in the magic field at his home in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2][3]

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Awards and honors

  • Selected to the SAM Hall of Fame.
  • Magic Circle's highest award, the Silver Wand
  • "Milbourne Christopher Award," a plaque that Walt Rollins gave each year in the memory of his son Chipper, to the magician who has done most in the advancement of "brotherly love."
  • International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 136 (Brisbane, Australia) is named in his honor.
  • International Brotherhood of Magicians honorary life member

Books

Books about

  • Jean Hugard (Book) By James B. Alfredson ISBN 0916638847 (1997) - Looks at the life and career of an accomplished magician who worked during the 1930s and 1940s, and his influence on the performance of magic during his day. Published by David Meyer Magic Books.

References

  1. Cover Genii 1945 April
  2. Cover Genii 1955 March
  3. Obit Genii 1959 September
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