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Gerald Kaufman

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Gerald Kaufman

Self portrait in Genii 1952 June
BornGerald Lynton Kaufman
March 12, 1893
DiedApril 19, 1968 (age 75)
CategoriesBooks by Gerald Kaufman

Gerald Kaufman (1893-1968), an architect who had specialized in country houses, was an amateur magician in New York City.[1]

He created The King Can Do No Wrong (better known as The Hotel Mystery) which was marketed by Al Baker in 1935 and later described in Genii 1941 September.

Kaufman, who served as president of the SAM Parent Assembly #1 (1960-61), was also an illustrator for the Sphinx.[2]



  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1933
  2. Genii 1968 April