Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

De Vega

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 08:52, 6 January 2009 by Philippe billot (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

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.


Books

  • Selected Secrets (1926)
  • Patterettes (1929)
  • Summertime Sorcery (1939)
  • Formula X (1947)
  • The Devil's Whisper (1948)