Will Goldston

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Will Goldston
BornWolf Goldstone
September 23, 1878
Liverpool, England
DiedFebruary 24, 1948 (age 69)
Will Goldston, (1878-1948), was a popular English stage magician in the first half of the twentieth century, magic dealer and author.

He was born in the city of Liverpool and became interested in the subject at the age of eleven. As well as being a performer he was involved in the merchandising of "magic tricks" and was employed by the Gamages department store in central London, 1905-1914. During this time he edited the Magician Annual (1907-1912), Magician Monthly (1904-1913) and in 1912, Exclusive Magical Secrets (an edition of one thousand that was republished in 1977).

Goldston also edited Magazine of Magic (1914 - 1930) and Goldston's Magical Quarterly (1934 - 1940).

Goldston was an early member of the Magic Circle, but later resigned. He then help start the Magicians' Club of London.

Later in his life he was noted as the person who cracked the "Zancigs Code" used by the Danish illusionists of that name and was employed to 'prove' the authenticity of mediums and similar people.

His brother James Mayer Goldston (1882? - 1905), professionally known as "Mokana", died at the early age of 23 years in Calcutta, as the result of malarial fever.

Goldston was buried in the Jewish Cemetery at Dover, England.

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