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Charles J. Pecor

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Charles J. Pecor
BornOctober 5, 1938
Augusta, Georgia
DiedNovember 1, 2020 (age 82)
CategoriesBooks by Charles J. Pecor

Charles J. Pecor (b. 1938) was a university professor with a doctorate degree in literature and has authored books on magic and magic history.


His PH.D. Dissertation at the University of Georgia was "The magician on the American stage, 1752-1874" which was published as a book. Pecor has performed at banquets, in schools and Close-Up for private parties. He has lectured at many magic conventions.

Pecor was on the cover of the June 1977 issue of the Linking Ring, which he now works as an Associate Editor.[1]


  • Off the wall with the wizard: A lecture-book (1975)
  • The Magician on the American Stage, 1752-1874 (Doctorial dissertation 1976 published in 1977)
  • The Craft of Magic - (Easy to Learn Illusions for Spectacular Performances!) (1979) ISBN 9780131888395
  • John Henry Anderson, the Great Wizard of the North: Nineteenth-century magician, actor, publicist (1981)
  • Sinister Variations (1994)
  • Staging magic: The real secrets : expanded (1996)
  • The Ten Year Tour of John Rannie: A Magician-Ventriloquist in Early America (1998) ISBN 978-0-916638-89-4
  • Picard's Bizarrerie (1999)


  • Broken Wands, M-U-M, March 2021, page 63