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Dr. Z

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Dr. Z
BornFelix Stephen de Soboll
October 17, 1896
Tacoma, Washington

Dr. Z (1896-?) was the stage name of Stephen de Soboll, a semi-professional illusionist, mentalist, and hypnotist .


He received a Bachelor of Laws from Kramer Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia and a Doctor of Psychology from Columbia University.

His articles on suggestion and hypnotism where published in magic magazines and he was a member of the Society of Osiris Magicians[1]

He was the American correspondent for Goldston's Magical Quarterly and married the noted stage and film actress Mrs. Davis in 1939[2]


  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, June 1932
  2. Goldston's Magical Quarterly, June 1939