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John McKinven

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John McKinven
BornJohn Alexander McKinven
March 11, 1920
New Castle, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 10, 2006 (age 86)
Fairport Harbor, Ohio

John McKinven (1920-2006) had considerable influence on the way magic history is written. His work was highly respected by magic professionals, historians, collectors, writers and researchers.[1]


  • Roltair: Genius of Illusion (1980)
  • Stage Flying (1995)
  • The Hanlon Brothers (1998)


  1. Genii Vol. 70, No. 2, February 2007, Memorial: John McKinven 1920-2006, page 20