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Edward Victor

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Edward Victor (1887 - April 17, 1964), born Edward Neuschwander in England to Swiss parents, was a professional magician who played top variety theaters in Europe and South Africa.

Edward Victor
BornEdward Neuschwander
DiedApril 17, 1964
Notable worksSympathetic Silks
CategoriesBooks by Edward Victor


Early in his career he also took up Shadowgraphy.

In 1911, a trial week at St. George's Hall was extended to many months, setting the standard for his professional career. He was often seen on television (including a "What's My Line?" appearance which he was quickly recognized).

Victor was early member of the Magic Circle (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over twenty years was president of the Merlin Magical Society. He also was the Blackpool Magicians' Club's first Honorary Life President.

Developed Sympathetic Silks after a discussion with G. W. Hunter. Also invented the E-Y-E Count which Alex Elmsley adapted to create the Elmsley Count.



A fourth book in the Magic Hands series "With Magic Hands" is to be included in "The Davenport Story" Volume Two, The Lost Legends (2010).


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