Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2018.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Julien Proskauer

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 13:43, 6 April 2013 by Jpecore (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Julien Proskauer

Cover of Genii (1940)
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]

He was a stockholder of The Sphinx, served as National President of the Society of American Magicians (1935-1936) and published Conjurors' Magazine from 1945 to 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