September 23, 1878
|Died||February 24, 1948 (age 69) |
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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).
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.
- Secrets of Magic (1903)
- Latest Conjuring (1905)
- Crystal Gazing (1906)
- Tricks and Illusions (1908)
- The Young Conjurer (1910)
- Stage Illusions (1912)
- Exclusive Magical Secrets (1912)
- Modern Card Tricks Without Apparatus (1915)
- Paper Tricks (1919)
- More Exclusive Magical Secrets (1921)
- Further Exclusive Magical Secrets (1927)
- Tricks You Should Know (1930)
- Great Magicians' Tricks (1931)
- Goldston's Who's Who in Magic (1934)
- Tricks That Mystify (1934)
- Tricks of the Masters (1942)
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