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Ed Wolff

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Ed Wolff
BornEdwin D. Wolff
July 18, 1881
San Antonio, Texas
DiedJune 30, 1962 (age 80)
CategoriesBooks by Ed Wolff

Edwin D. "Ed" Wolff (1881 - 1962) was an amateur magician that started magic late in life at the age of 48. Wolff was the head of an advertising agency, Wolff Associates, in Rochester, New York.


In the Toronto Star, September 3, 1935, it describes one of Ted Annemann's bullet catches, with Wolff being the person the pulled the trigger.

He was married to Zada and died in Long Beach, California.


  • Created and marketed one of the first vanishing Milk Pitchers.
  • English for Magicians (column) in Linking Ring starting on August, 1934 (page 528)
  • Simplicity Spelling Effect in Sphinx February, 1933
  • Transient Money in Jinx No. 8 May 1935
  • Double Divination, Sphinx Vol 36 (1937)
  • Astral Ad in The Jinx no. 78, February 3rd, 1940, reprint in Practical Mental Magic By Theodore Annemann (1944)
  • The Handcuffed Seer in Tops, Vol 6, no. 11, november 1941, page 36.
  • Two Birds with one Stone in Tops, Vol. 6, no. 12, december 1941, page 30
  • "Mind Testing Deck" (a gag) in J.G. Thompson, Jr.'s book My Best (1945)
  • Rice's Encyclopedia of Silks, Vol. 1, page 168, "Production Supreme" (1948)
  • How To Kill Magic (article) Linking Ring Vol 31, No. 12 (February 1952)