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Charles Conrad

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Charles Conrad


Cover of Genii (1960)
BornCharles C. Conrad
September 22, 1899
Chestsprings, Pennsylvania

Charles Conrad (1899-?) served as the P.C.A.M. President starting in 1959.[1]


When not doing magic he was Salesman-Driver for Dad's Cookie Company of Oakland.

Conrad became interested in magic when a friend of the family, Charles Schwab (owner of Bethlehem Steel Company) did the Coin Roll with a silver dollar, interspersed with vanishes. Young Conrad was so impressed that Schwab offered to teach him using a penny to fit his small hands. Conrad got the lesson, the penny,and the silver dollar, all of which he has kept the rest of his life.

His specially would become an illuminated version of the East Indian Sand Trick, which won for him the Trophy for Original Presentation at the 1959 Gearhart, Oregon, P.C.A.M. Convention.

He was a long time member of the Oakland Magic Circle, where he has served as Secretary, Vice President and President.[2]

He was serving as the Historian of the P.C.A.M. in 1970.[3]


  1. Magician of the Month, MUM, June 1960.
  2. Genii 1960 June (cover)
  3. Genii 1970 May, page 388