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C.L. Boardé

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C.L. Boardé
BornWarren J. Schoonmaker
August 12, 1921
Bronx, New York City, New YOrk
DiedMay 1, 2000 (age 78)
Coram, New York,
Known formentalism

C. L. Boardé (1921-2000), pronounced bor-DAY, was a statistician and amateur mentalist magician.


The name Boardé was taken from the words CLip BOARD(e).[1]

In 1950, Boardé walked away from the magic scene and immersed himself in his mentalism work, only maintaining friendship with a few friends like Peter Warlock, Stanley Jaks, Maurice Fogel, and Bill Gresham.

After an almost fifty year absence from the magic community in 1997, he returned and joined the Psychic Entertainers Association. He became a contributor to its monthly newsletter, Vibrations [2][3]


  • Mainly Mental, Vol. 1 (1947)
  • Mainly Mental, Vol. 2 (1950)
  • One-On-One Mentalism (1997)
  • Mainly Mental, Vol. 3 (1999)


  1. Stanley Collins: Conjurer Collector and Iconoclast by Edwin A. Dawes (2001)
  2. Linking Ring, July 2000
  3. Syzygy, Volume 5, no. 6, Issue #78 (1999)