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Val Andrews (Feb 15, 1926 - Oct 12 2006)
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'''Val Andrews''' (1926-2006) performed as The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur and The Mysterious Vanson. Andrews was also a prolific writer of magic.
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Born in Hove, England just a few hours after Valentine's Day, hence the name Val. He was the son of an architect and for many years of his life lived in Brighton, England.  
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== Biography ==
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Born in Hove, England just a few hours after Valentine's Day, hence the name Val, he was the son of an architect. For many years of his life, he lived in Brighton, England.  
  
He performed as The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur and The Mysterious Vanson.
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In 1943, he moved to London and became friendly with [[Will Goldston]], [[George Davenport]], [[Bobby Bernard]], [[Al Koran]] and [[Fergus Roy]] amongst other magic notables.  In 1957 he married Doreen and had a daughter Christie.
  
In 1943, he moved to London and became friendly with [[Will Goldston]], [[George Davenport]], Bobby Bernard, [[Al Koran]] and Fergus Roy amongst other magic notables.  
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He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of [[Tommy Cooper]]'s scripts and  biographies of famous magicians including [[Dante]], [[Murray]], [[Will Goldston]], [[Horace Goldin]], [[Carmo]], [[Kalanag]] and [[Chung Ling Soo]].  He frequently contributed to [[Abra]], [[Magigram]] and other magic magazines during his day. He also wrote new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to them.
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== Honors and Awards ==
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* In 2000, Val received, The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize, from the [[Magic Circle]] for his literary work
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* Literary Fellowship by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
  
In 1957 he married Doreen and had a daughter Christie.
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==Marketed Tricks==
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* Val Andrews' Unfaked Book Test (1992)
  
He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of Tommy Cooper's scripts. He also wrote biographies of famous magicians include: [[Dante]], [[Murray]], [[Will Goldston]], [[Horace Goldin]], [[Carmo]], [[Kalanag]] and [[Chung Ling Soo]].  He frequently contributed to [[Abra]]., [[Magigram]] and other magic magazines. He wrote many new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to it.
 
 
In 2000, Val recieved, The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize, from the [[Magic Circle]] for his literary work and a Literary Fellowship by the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
 
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* Commercial Comedy (1952)
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* [[Commercial Comedy]] (1952)
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* Val's Varieties (1964)
 
* Goodnight, Mr. Dante (1978)
 
* Goodnight, Mr. Dante (1978)
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* A Gift from the Gods (1981)
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* [[The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard]] (1982)
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* Life... Dull It Ain't! (1983) [about Horace Goldin]
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* The Wonderful Magic of Chefalo (1983)
 
* Four Seasons in the Life of Val Andrews (1984)
 
* Four Seasons in the Life of Val Andrews (1984)
* Life, Dull It Ain't (1983) [about Horace Goldin](1983)
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* David Devant - The Junior Partner (1988)
* Houdini : The Last Word (1998)
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* Murray - The Encore (1988)
 
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* Great Lyle and his Cavalcade of Mystery (1989)
== Effects ==
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* Dante Scrapbook (1990)
*Val Andrews' Unfaked Book Test
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* Houdini: The Last Word (1998)
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* Fred Culpitt - A Brief Biography (2000)
  
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{{References}}
  
[[Category:Biographies|Andrews]]
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[[Category:Biographies]]
[[Category:British magicians|Andrews]]
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[[Category:British magicians]]
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[[Category:Professional magicians]]
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Revision as of 19:35, 16 August 2012

Val Andrews (1926-2006) performed as The Great Valentine, Bronco, Val Vox the Magical Raconteur and The Mysterious Vanson. Andrews was also a prolific writer of magic.

Val Andrews
BornVal Andrews
February 15, 1926
Hove, England
DiedOctober 12, 2006 (age 80)

Contents

Biography

Born in Hove, England just a few hours after Valentine's Day, hence the name Val, he was the son of an architect. For many years of his life, he lived in Brighton, England.

In 1943, he moved to London and became friendly with Will Goldston, George Davenport, Bobby Bernard, Al Koran and Fergus Roy amongst other magic notables. In 1957 he married Doreen and had a daughter Christie.

He was a prolific writer, having almost 1,000 books and booklets on magic and the allied arts published. He wrote many of Tommy Cooper's scripts and biographies of famous magicians including Dante, Murray, Will Goldston, Horace Goldin, Carmo, Kalanag and Chung Ling Soo. He frequently contributed to Abra, Magigram and other magic magazines during his day. He also wrote new Sherlock Holmes stories, usually with a magic background to them.

Honors and Awards

Marketed Tricks

  • Val Andrews' Unfaked Book Test (1992)


Books

  • Commercial Comedy (1952)
  • Val's Varieties (1964)
  • Goodnight, Mr. Dante (1978)
  • A Gift from the Gods (1981)
  • The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard (1982)
  • Life... Dull It Ain't! (1983) [about Horace Goldin]
  • The Wonderful Magic of Chefalo (1983)
  • Four Seasons in the Life of Val Andrews (1984)
  • David Devant - The Junior Partner (1988)
  • Murray - The Encore (1988)
  • Great Lyle and his Cavalcade of Mystery (1989)
  • Dante Scrapbook (1990)
  • Houdini: The Last Word (1998)
  • Fred Culpitt - A Brief Biography (2000)

References

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