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Dr. Faust

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Dr. Faust
BornDavid Edwin Hoy
July 21, 1930
Evansville, Indiana
DiedApril 02, 1981 (age 50)
Paducah, Kentucky

Dr. Faust (1930-1981), born David Edwin Hoy, was an ordained minister who started out using magic to illustrate concepts in the bible.


After leaving the ministry he moved on to performing mentalism as Dr. Faust. He invented many clever and original mental effects, many using very bold tactics (like tossing a force deck out to the audience to peek at a card).

Later in life, he represent himself as a genuine psychic, relying on institutions and perceptions. He claimed to use extrasensory perceptions to help him locate everything from lost rings to runaway children. He also made predictions for a weekly column that appeared in 340 newspapers.[1][2][3][4][5][6]




  1. Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 71, No. 1839, April 1981, THE AMERICAN SCENE by Frances Marshall, David Hoy Dead at 50, page 492
  2. New Tops, Vol. 21, No. 5, May 1981, Final Curtain, David Hoy, page 47
  3. Magicana (New Zealand), Vol. 29, No. 169, May-June 1981, DAVID HOY DEAD AT 50, by Frances Marshall, page 61
  4. The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 6, June 1981, David Hoy, Succumbs, by Donn Davison, page 102
  5. Genii Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 5, May 1981, Obituary, David Hoy, page 305
  6. Genii Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 6, June 1981, David Hoy 1930-1981, by DONN DAVISON, page 389
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 36, No. 7, September 1956, The Bible and magic, by the Rev. David Hoy, page 31
  • New Jinx, Vol. 3, No. 26, June 1964, "PRO"file, page 110
  • Cover, The New Tops, Vol. 4, No. 11, November 1964, Cover Portrait . . DAVE HOY by Harold Banks, page 4