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Hugh Johnston

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Hugh Johnston
BornHugh R. Johnston
DiedDecember 3, 1956
Chicago, Illinois
Resting placeChicago
CategoriesBooks by Hugh Johnston

Hugh Johnston (1893-1956) was a professional vaudeville cardman.


The Sphinx in 1912 reports a modern hypnotism act by Hugh R. Johnston, known professionally as Xaviar[1]

He organized one of the first schools for magicians, the "School of Magic", in Chicago.

He was the creator of the Johnston False Shuffle.

He died in a Chicago hospital, at the of age 63, from a liver ailment.[2]



  1. The Sphinx, May 1912, p. 47
  2. MUM, March 1957, page 463