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[[De Vega]] (September 10, 1892 - January 9, 1971) was born Alexander Mackay Stewart in Glasgow, Scotland. He contributed to many magazines. His first was in 1909 when he began writing for The Sphinx. Then for The Magic Wand, Sterling's Magical World and Spitari's Wizard's Annuals.  
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[[De Vega]] (September 10, 1892 - January 9, 1971) was born Alexander Mackay Stewart in Glasgow, Scotland. He contributed to many magazines. His first was in 1909 when he began writing for The [[Sphinx]]. Then for The [[Magic Wand]], Sterling's Magical World and Spitari's Wizard's Annuals.  
  
 
With [[Chris Van Bern]] he wrote "A Whirlwind of Wizardry" in 1919.
 
With [[Chris Van Bern]] he wrote "A Whirlwind of Wizardry" in 1919.
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knew most of the "greats" in the golden age of magic.  
 
knew most of the "greats" in the golden age of magic.  
  
He was a founding member of the Scottish Conjurer's Association, a member of the Inner Magic Circle of over 50 years, a member of the British Ring and an Honorary Vice-President of [[Hull Magicians' Circle]].
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He was a founding member of the [[Scottish Conjurers Association]], a member of the Inner Magic Circle of over 50 years, a member of the British Ring and an Honorary Vice-President of [[Hull Magicians' Circle]].
  
 
He invented the Divided Lady illusion which is said to have inspired Robert Harbins' [[Zig-Zag Girl]].
 
He invented the Divided Lady illusion which is said to have inspired Robert Harbins' [[Zig-Zag Girl]].

Revision as of 20:39, 5 January 2009

De Vega (September 10, 1892 - January 9, 1971) was born Alexander Mackay Stewart in Glasgow, Scotland. He contributed to many magazines. His first was in 1909 when he began writing for The Sphinx. Then for The Magic Wand, Sterling's Magical World and Spitari's Wizard's Annuals.

With Chris Van Bern he wrote "A Whirlwind of Wizardry" in 1919.

De Vega traveled around with his own full length evening show in Scotland and knew most of the "greats" in the golden age of magic.

He was a founding member of the Scottish Conjurers Association, a member of the Inner Magic Circle of over 50 years, a member of the British Ring and an Honorary Vice-President of Hull Magicians' Circle.

He invented the Divided Lady illusion which is said to have inspired Robert Harbins' Zig-Zag Girl.