|Born||Harry A. Canar|
February 28, 1876
|Died||June 9, 1950 (age 74) |
San Jose, California
|Resting place||Mountain View Cemetery|
Harry Canar was a leader among the magical fraternity in the 1920's, and active in the affairs of the Pacific Coast Society of Magicians.
He came to California in his twenties. Surviving the San Francisoo quake and fire In 1906
A leader among the magical fraternity, his friends were those of Charles T. Jordan, Robert Madison, Earl DeForrest, Henry D'Rubio, and Arthur Buckley. Many of his tricks were advertised in the magic journals of that day including his "Supreme Thimble Act" (which later appeared in a Journal a few years later verbatim, credited to another.)
His prime interest in magic was cards and at the P.C.A.M. Oakland Convention in 1934 he demonstrated an entire routine of color changes.
- ↑ Bat, No. 79, July 1950