Gershon Legman ((November 2, 1917 – February 23, 1999) was a folklorist, writer-editor and amateur magician.
In the 1940s he wrote magic booklets under the name "John Thursday". He became an expert on origami. In Robert Harbin's book, "Paper Magic", a letter from Gershon Legman was quoted which spread the news of Japanese paper-folding throughout the English-speaking world.
- Magic Made Easy - 60 Tricks Anyone Can Do (as John Thursday, 1945)
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