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Litzka Raymond Gibson

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Litzka Raymond Gibson
BornPearl "Perlitzka" Beatrice Gonser
DiedMay 11, 1996

Litzka Raymond Gibson performed as "The Great Litzka".

She married Maurice Raymond in 1927 after her first husband, a musician died. She was his assistant, as wells as an act on her own as a magician and harpist. Photographs of Litzka posing with her card-trick-assisting rooster "China Boy" appears in the Wilfrid Jonson books, Magic Tricks (1949) and Card Tricks (1950).

After Raymond died, she married Walter B. Gibson in 1949 with whom she assisted in his writing and coauthored several books.[1]

She was awarded a "Special Fellowship" from the Academy of Magical Arts in 1995 as was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame


  1. Magicol No. 112, August 1994