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Will Lindhorst

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Will Lindhorst (1890 - 1954) performed as "Chandu" and was the owner of magic shops in St. Louis starting 1925. [1] [2] [3]

Will Lindhorst
BornCharles William Lindhorst
April 22, 1890
DiedMarch 7, 1954 (age 63)
St. Louis, Missouri
Known forOwner of Lindhorst Magic Shop

Lindhorst worked for Howard Thurston as an assistant from 1910-1912.

He was a charter of Assembly No 8 of the S.A.M. in 1921.

In 1931, Lindhorst began appearing as Chandu the Magician on behalf of White King Soap.

In 1944 he opened the Lindhorst Magic Den in St. Louis at 612 Pine Street and was later moved across the street. After Will Lindhorst's death, the magic shop was purchased by Gene Devoe and operated as Devoe's magic Den at that same location until the building was torn down.


  • Dick Darling's A Bag of Magic Tricks (1931)
  • Dick Darling's New Bag of Tricks (1934) for Quaker Oats
  • The Weatherbird Bag of Tricks (1932) for Peter's shoe store.


  1. THE SPHINX - Volume XXIII, FEBRUARY 15, 1925 - Number 12
  2. Hugard's Magic Monthly Vol. 11, No. 10, June 1953, p.110
  3. Broken Wands, M-U-M, VOL. 43. NO. 11, Aril 1954, p.473
  • WILLIAM L. LINDHORST (1890 1954) by Roger Edgar Linden (1997)
  • history of Magic in St. Louis, by Don Rataj 2011