Magician's Weekly

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See also: Magicians' Weekly by W. G. Jonson.

Magician's Weekly was a magic periodical from the United Kingdom edited by Eric P. Wilson which stopped after a few issues.[1]

Magician's Weekly
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EditorsEric P. Wilson
FrequencyWeekly
First issueSeptember 1925
Final issueNovember 1925
CountryEngland
Total issues9

According to Frances and Jay Marshall in "Success Book Volume Two" (1974) the magazine lasted for only nine issues from September until November of 1925.

In a correspondence to the Magic Circular printed in the October 1924 issue, D'Arcy Gordon wrote:

"May I be allowed some space in which to express my disappointment in magicians in general and the members of THE MAGIC CIRCLE in particular. I wish readers to note that I say disappointment, for no other sentiment is present—I bear no ill-feeling.
When it was suggested to Mr. Eric P. Wilson and myself that we were in an unique position for the production of a weekly publication such as we offered to the magical fraternity for nine weeks, we decided to attempt this admittedly hazardous undertaking in the belief that we might expect support from all magicians, especially members of THE MAGIC CIRCLE, whose object, according to the rules, is to elevate magic and arouse interest—and that was the sole object of "The Magician's Weekly."
It cannot be said that we failed through a lack of effort, if twelve to fifteen hours a day may be considered a moderate degree of work—and this at high pressure. Every week copies of the paper were sent to agents throughout the country to keep conjuring always before them.
I am not forgetting that the profession gave us a fairly generous support, and several very busy magicians went considerably out of their way to help us in many directions, and Mr. L. Davenport was a real friend from start to finish. But even the efforts of these enthusiastic few could not save us from a very crippling financial loss.
We gave magicians what they have been asking for repeatedly, so we have that consolation."


References

  1. ENGLISH MAGAZINES, OLD AND NEW By GEORGE JOHNSON in Conjuriana, Vol. 1 No. 1 (1951)
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