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Albert Forrest

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Albert Forrest
BornAlbert Francis Drinkwater Forrest
August 9 1903
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland
DiedAugust 14 1979 (age 76)
Los Angeles
Resting placeCypress Memorial Park
Notable works"The Eighth Wonder"

Albert Forrest, author of "The Eighth Wonder" book, as well as dealer effects.


Albert Forrest (1903-1979) was a part-time magician, mentalist and author, who lived the majority of his life in the USA. Born in Airdrie, Scotland, he immigrated to the US in 1926.

Magic dealer advertisements during the 1930s show that Albert created at least two effects, which were offered by the H. Marshall Co. One of these, “Foxy Felix or Find the Cat,” is described in this book. The other, “The Transmitting Ray of Concentration” was said to have won a prize at a convention, based on a 1933 ad in the Linking Ring.

Albert and his wife, Margaret, moved to Glendale, California in the early 1960s, where he sold insurance.

Forrest passed away on August 14, 1979 at age 76. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, CA.


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Awards and Honors

His business card (as "Zumarr") appears in the August, 1936 issue of The Jinx.


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  • "The Eighth Wonder" (1935), reprinted digitally 2020

Further Reading

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Linking Ring. September, 1931. (See Beaver Valley, PA, Ring report)

About the Author in "The Eighth Wonder" (2020) Magic World Publishers

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