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Milton A. Bridges

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Milton A. Bridges
BornMilton Arlanden Bridges
May 20, 1894
New York City
DiedAugust 19, 1939 (age 45)
New York Post Graduate Hospital

Dr Milton A. Bridges (1894-1939), born in New York City, was an amateur magician and collector of magic books.[1]


Bridges acquired considerable magical skill, and for some years his services were in demand for charity shows. His medical interests however, have prevented his frequent appearance in public.[2]


  1. Dr. Milton A. Bridges, Owner of World's Largest Magic Book Collection, Dies (Obituaries) by William W. Larsen, Sr. Genii 1939 September, page 19.
  2. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 27, No. 6, August 1928, Biographical Sketch of Milton A. Bridges, by John Mulholland, page 249
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 38, No. 7, September 1939, Milton Arlanden Bridges May 20, 1894 – August 19, 1939, page 176
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 4, N0. 10, October 1939, MAGIC BOOKS, by H. Adrian Smith, Doctor Milton Arlanden Bridges, In Memoriam – 1939, page 26
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 19, No. 9, November 1939, THE BRIDGES LIBRARY, by H. Adrian Smith, page 683
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Bridges, Milton Arlanden, Dr. = (Dr.) Pontes, USA Zauberkünstler (Amateur) (*20.05.1894 New York; †19.08.1939), page 62