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Theo Dore

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Theo Dore

Cover of Genii (1967)
BornTheodore T. Levy
October 26, 1892
New York City
DiedApril 8, 1985 (age 92)
New York City

Theo Dore (1892-1985) was Theodore Levy, a part-time professional specializing in Children's parties. [1]


A former instructor at a Trade School[2], he was an author of over 300 articles in Conjurors' Magazine, Genii, Abracadabra, Magic Circular, Tops, and the Linking Ring. He was on the editorial staff of Hugard's Magic Monthly.

Many of his original ideas and designs were manufactured and sold by Max Holden, Lou Tannen, Supreme Magic and Tenachi in Tokyo, Japan.

He maintained his dexterity well into his ninety-second year.[3]. His daughter, Ruth, also took up magic.[4]


  • Hocus Award in 1970 by the Linking Ring (I.B.M.) for the "best series of articles submitted that year."
  • First prize for the Best Children's Trick in an Abracadabra


  • Magnetrix (1971).


  1. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2, October 1967, Happy 75th Birthday Theo Doré, page 49, Our Cover, page 58
  2. The Sphinx, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1932, Who’s Who in Magic, page 72
  3. Genii Magazine, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 1985, Obituaries, Theo Dore, page 182
  4. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 47, No, 9 September 1983, Genii Salutes Theo Doré at 91!, by Dan Driscoll, page 601
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 58, No. 1500 October 1974, INTRODUCING THEO DORÉ, Born 26th October, 1892 ….. Disappeared? , page 320