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Julien Proskauer

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Julien Proskauer
BornJune 14, 1893
New York City
DiedDecember 18, 1958 (age 65)
New York City

Julien J. Proskauer (1893-1958), an amateur magician and author was a head of a publishing firm. [1]

Proskauer became interested in magic since age of ten and contributor to many magazines and journals. His book "How'd ja do that ?" has been widely translated and was the subject of a motion picture. [2]

In 1939 he wrote the introduction to Jean Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual." He was a close friend of the Theodore Hardeen.[3]

A stockholder of The Sphinx.

President of the Society of American Magicians (1935-1936).

Published Conjurors' Magazine 1945-1947


  • Spook Crooks! (1932)
  • How'd ja do That? (1934)
  • Suckers All! (1934)
  • Fun at Cocktail Time (1938)
  • The Dead Do Not Talk (1946)


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, February 1959
  2. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  3. Obit, Hugard's Magic Monthly, January, 1939