Pittsburgh Association of Magicians
Pittsburgh Association of Magicians was a magic organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania organized by Robert H. Hartley in February, 1914.
Hartley was a trick shot artist for Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show and a prominent local magician. The charter members included: Wm. S. Carpenter, H. A. Weitzel, J. T. Weir, Silent Mora, Charles A. (Baffles) Brush, Burdette Harrison, Chas. Hasek, R. C. Hayden, Chris Franke, Jean Foley, Bill Wilson (Will de Seive), Tony Mascaro, Sam Margules, Jack Gwynne, T. H. Lowry, Charles J. Colta, and J. P. Kramer.
In 1921 the organization moved to its own club rooms atop the Savoy Theater, which had a stage.
Houdini became interested in the group as National President of the Society of American Magicians, wanting to start an assembly in the area. On March 6, 1925, when Houdini was playing Pittsburgh, it became Assembly No. 18 of SAM.