Mystic Thirteen League of Magicians was rganized as a local club on Friday, May 13th, 1932, with 13 magicians present the society grew to an International Organization with hundreds of members.
The Mvstic Thirteen was organized in 1932 in a novelty and magic store owned by Ed Schutz. Charter members were Robert Gunther and Carl Stenquist. The membership in the society were limited to thirteen active members and thirteen honorary members. Before a prospect was admitted to the society they are require to present a full magic act as proof of his ability as a magician.
Dues were thirteen cents a month; officers were elected for a term of six months, or thirteen meetings; a full evening public show was given by the members every thirteenth month; a ladies' night was held every thirteenth meeting; the first age limit of the club was that no one under thirteen would be admitted.
In 1935 they published a book of thirteen tricks called "Sophisticated Sorcery."
- Genii 1938 April cover