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Magigals was the first magic organization exclusively for women.
Insignia (1961)

It was officially organized in January 1939 as an offshoot of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians. Geraldine Larsen was made President (which she held until 1960); Carolyn Trask, Vice-President; and Theresa Leon, Secretary.

The object of the club was to promote interest in magic among the women of Southern California. [1]

The charter members were:

  • Mrs. Jerry Ash
  • Mrs. George Baxter
  • Mrs. Franz Christensen
  • Miss Irva Ross
  • Mrs. L. O. Gunn
  • Mrs. Fred Kapp
  • Mrs. A. Kosky
  • Mrs. William Larsen
  • Mrs. L. Leon
  • Mrs. George Postle
  • Mrs. Earl Rybolt
  • Mrs. William Taylor
  • Mrs. Max Terhune
  • Mrs. Floyd Thayer
  • Mrs. Victor Trask
  • Mrs. Harry Pavey
  • Mrs. Harry Usher
  • Mrs. Sylvan Wolfe
  • Mrs. A. Jansen
  • Mrs. Howard Gerlach

It was followed by Assembly No. 2 in Seattle in 1944 and eventually attained international status with chapters around the world as "Magigals International".

Geraldine Larsen did a Magigal page for Genii called "Paging the Ladies."

It's official newsletter, Backstage with Magigals, began in 1952.

With lack of interest and with every major magic organization accepting female membership, they decided to disband and blended into the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in 2001. The final International President was Lori Farquhar after Janet Vance of Oregon had held the office.

The British Assembly of Magigals is still very active. It is celebrating its 50th year on 14th April, 2013, at the President's and Founder's Day Lunch, Sally Andrews being the President in this milestone year.


  1. Genii 1939 February