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L. Vosburgh Lyons

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L. Vosburgh Lyons (October 24, 1892 - 1976) was a neuropsychiatrist in New York, a close friend of Theodore Annemann, contributed numerous effects to Jinx, Phoenix and Ibidem. He was also known as "Voz".

L. Vosburgh Lyons
BornOctober 24, 1892
DiedMarch 1, 1976 (age 83)

His Handkerchief from Rope, a knotted silk through rope routine, appears in Tarbell Course in Magic, Volume 6 (1954) and a mentalism routined called Graphology is in The Jinx No. 74, june 1st 1940 and in Annemann's Practical Mental Magic (1944). Also created a version of the DEVANO RISING CARDS (with Devano) manufactured by Lou Tannen and a version of the Linking Pins in The Phoenix no. 47, November 5th, 1943.

He illustrated a number of books including How To Do Rope Tricks (1957) - The Expanded Edition by Harold Denhard and Magic As A Hobby: New Tricks for Amateur Performers by Bruce Elliott (1948).

In August 1975, while driving to his vacation home in Maine, Lyons suffered a stroke and hit a tree. He was later found and taken to a hospital in Maine. He was then transferred to one in New York City and eventually to a nursing home where after a series of more strokes he died. [1]


  1. Interlocutor No. 7, March 30, 1976