Richard D. Buffum (1921-2003) was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times (where he tried to sneak in magical topics for the public whenever possible) and publisher of Abracadabra Press starting in 1979. 
|Born||Richard D. Buffum|
March 5, 1921
Long Beach, California
|Died||September 23, 2003 (age 82) |
He was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and received the H. Adrian Smith Literary Award.
Dai Vernon had spent a week at Buffum's home in 1965 putting his life story on audio tape. The tapes were eventually transcribed and used for the book The Vernon Chronicles Volume IV: He Fooled Houdini Dai Vernon A Magical Life (1992).
Published by Abracadabra Press
- Stanley Collins: Society Entertainer & Magic Collector (1984)
- The Haunted Hat (1985)
- The Magic- Shop (1988)
- Henri Robin: Expositor of Science and Magic (1990)
- Harlan Tarbell (1993)