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Howard Campbell

Cover of Genii (1961)
BornSeptember 18, 1907
Pulaski, Tennessee
DiedApril 1, 1966 (age 58)
Houston, Texas

Howard Campbell (1907-1966) was a professional magician and long time owner of the "Fun Shop" in Houston, Texas.


At the age of 12, his family moved to Chattanooga where he saw Blackstone.

He enrolled in the Tarbell Course of Magic and after receiving his diploma at 19, teamed up with Paul Smith presenting an act in schools.

Next he developed a single act, and worked from Coast to Coast, covering all states except California and Florida.

With a full evening show, sponsored by Lyceums, Schools and Clubs, billed as the "Mysterious" Howard, the Humorist-Magician.[1]

Campbell arrived in Houston during the war years in the 1940s. He was traveling by bus from city to city performing mostly school shows. He also opened Howard's Fun Shop in February 1942.[2]

He provided awards and trophies for the Texas Association of Magicians annual convention.[3]


  1. Cover, Genii 1956 February & Genii 1961 April
  2. Remembering Howard Campbell by Bev Bergeron, Linking Ring, April, 2003]]
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, May 1966 & Genii 1966 April