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Harold Denhard

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Harold Denhard
BornHarold Lee Denhard
May 23, 1897
Ottawa, Illinois
DiedMarch 1, 1980 (age 82)
Chicago, Illinois
CategoriesBooks by Harold Denhard

Harold Denhard (1897-1980), a former accountant, performed under the stage name of Mar-vel as a semi-pro magician.


Denhard fell under the spell of magic at about age 7, after seeing Ed Reno do a full evening show. A lifetime habit of the study of magic began with his subscription to the Tarbell Course in 1928.

He act featured full view escapes. He also sang professionally, was an expert on safes and locks, taught magic and ventriloquism.

He contributed Lesson 80 to Volume 6 of the New Tarbell Course, a section on Spirit Ties and Vest Turning. He also contributed to the Ireland's Yearbooks and to Annemann's Jinx ( No. 115). [1]



  1. How To Do Rope Tricks by Harold Denhard, page 4