The incomparable Hugard’s Magic Monthly has more magic per page than almost any other periodical ever published.
Fred Braue said, “On the whole I think there is more good material in Hugard’s than all the remaining magazines put together”.
Edited by Jean Hugard, Hugard’s Magic Monthly was “Devoted solely to the interests of magic and magicians” from 1943 to 1964 and featured the most interesting information on the magic scene during that period. Hugard wrote, “My object in publishing this sheet is to set forth fully, clearly and conscientiously the best things in magic so that if my readers absorb the instructions and carry them out in practice they will acquire a repertoire of good magic that will last a lifetime”. He succeeded admirably!
Hugard’s boasts 245 issues, more than 1,560 individual tricks and sleights, and 2500 pages in 21 volumes. Quite a lot of material. Inside you will find tricks, articles, and news pertaining to a veritable who’s who: Max Malini, Victor Farelli, Ted Annemann, Martin Gardner, Harry Lorayne, Milbourne Christopher, Ross Bertram, George Kaplan, Cliff Green, Fred Braue, Jean Hugard, Jerry Andrus, Al Baker, Peter Kane, Bert Allerton, Max Katz, Sid Lorraine, Dr. Daley, Ed Marlo, Okito, Stanley Collins, Joe Berg, David Devant, Slydini, Dai Vernon, Hugh Scott, Howie Schwartzman, Jay Marshall, Emil Jarrow, S. Leo Horowitz, Cliff Green, Frank Garcia, Paul Curry, Chung Ling Soo, Kellar, John Scarne, Robert-Houdin, T. Nelson Downs, Charlie Miller, Nate Leipzig, Stewart James, and many more!
Inside this volume you will find S.A.M. Cincinatti Convention coverage, Hu-Gardenias, Backstage with Frank Joglar, Milbourne Christopher’s Column, The Odin Cards, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic by Martin Gardner, Card Corner, Patter by Cliff Green, Book Profiles, and much more. Additionally, here are some of the other excellent things you will find:
Leipzig’s “Steamboat” Location
The Push-Through Change by Harry Lorayne
Nate Leipzig by George Kaplan
Magic Fluids by Ottokar Fischer
The Open Glimpse by Will Dexter
Card Corner – Simplicity Jog by Irv Weiner
Enigma by George Kaplan
Sparrows Incredible Coin Vanish by Harry E. Snider
The Trouser-Fold Vanish by Jesse Schimmel
Hofzinser Top Change by Reinhold Woda
One-Way Bee by Will Dexter
ACME Transposition by David Ossip
Force Control by Fred Braue
Strip-Tease by Jesse Schimmel
Burnt & Restored Paper Strip by Jean Hugard
Transparent Chinese Coins by Dave Ossip
Ring Release by Jesse Schimmel
The Diminishing Silk by Ottokar Fischer
Automatic Mind Reading by Harry Lorayne
In the Pocket by Will Dexter
Court Card Contest by Jean Hugard
A “Stop” Effect by Arthur Punnar
Cups & Balls – A Speculation by Jean Hugard
An Impression in the Dark by Harry G. Franke