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Harold Taylor

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Harold Taylor

Cover of Genii (1966)
Borncirca 1909
Didcot, Berkshire, England
DiedDecember 31, 1992 (age 83)

Harold Taylor (c.1909-1992), known as "Three Tricks Taylor", has performed for Queen Elizabeth II (at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Sandrmgham), Paul Getty (for 17 consecutive years), and engagements within the official prime ministers' home at No. 10 Downing Street, London for diplomats.


Taylor became interested in magic after seeing a magician's program in his village hall at the age of eight. He played around with wizardry in the following years and honed his talents on the side while in the Royal Air Force.[1][2][3][4][5]

His three favorite tricks are a cut and restored rope routine, the sucker egg and silk effect, and the Egg on Fan trick.

Taylor made over 500 television appearances on talk shows, interviews and performances in Britain, the United States, Australia, and Canada.

He contributed a monthly column in Magigram. He served two years as President of Ring 25, the British Ring, and was a Member of the Inner Magic Circle.

He was hired as a technical adviser on Paramount's film, "Dragonslayer" and has coached a number of famous actors playing "magician" roles.[6]


  • Magic as Entertainment, The Angle of a Pro (1991)


  1. This is Your Life, Magic Circular, JULY,AUGUST 1982
  2. Cover of Genii 1966 February
  3. magician of the month, MUM, February, 1978
  4. The Wizard, April 1948
  5. The Gen (cover), June 1952
  6. THE MAGIC OF HAROLD TAYLOR, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth, CHAPTER 194, Linking Ring, September, 1983