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Duane Duvall

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Duane Duvall
BornDuane LaVerne Duvall
May 11, 1931
Snoqualmie, Washington

Duane Duvall (b.1931), who worked for a publishing firm doing layouts, performed magic on a semi-professional basis.


Duvall saw The Great Virgil in the first grade, but did not take up magic until the eighth. After high-school he met the magic shop proprietor Jean Foley and bought Greater Magic. Foley also gave Duane lessons. Duvall joined the Seattle Magic Ring and started leaning towards mentalism and hypnotism, before finally settling for straight magic, with the emphasis on manipulation.

In 1953 he moved to Portland and joined the Portland Society of Magicians, serving as Secretary and Vice- President. When the SAM Assembly No. 59 was formed, he joined, and served as Secretary, Vice President, and President. He would also serve as Regional Vice-President for North-West States.[1]


  1. M-U-M, Vol. 49, No. 1, June 1959, DUANE L. DUVALL, magician-of-the-month by LESLIE P. GUEST, page 6

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