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Howard Adams

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Howard Adams
BornHoward Anthony Adams
February 9, 1931
Buffalo, New York
DiedDecember 17, 2010 (age 79)
Laguna Niguel, California

Howard Adams (1931-2010) has written over 300 effects in numerous books.


Adams grew up in Buffalo and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1946. He joined the IBM Ring 21 in Hollywood in the 1960s.

His first published effect appeared in The Phoenix at the age of 16.

After 45 years of working in landscape, he retired to Laguna Niguel in 1995.[1]



  1. The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 4. April 1999, HOWARD ADAMS, ONE-MAN PARADE, by Jon Racherbaumer - Biography by Dolores Adams, page 105
  • The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 12, February 1948, Conjuror's Corner by Glen E. Towns – A Brief Sketch of Howard Adams, page 14