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 Roundabout with Fred Braue, Card Corner, Milbourne Christopher’s Column, Farelli’s London Letter, Hu-Gardenias, Backstage with Frank Joglar, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks by Martin Gardner, Patter Collected by Cliff Green, Shadow Magic, Book Profiles by John J. Crimmins Jr., Hands Across the Sea by Peter Warlock, and much more! In addition, here are some of the tricks and articles you will find:
How Not to do Magic by Jean Hugard
Meeting at the Summit by Albert Goshman
What is Magic? by Jean Hugard
Coin Filtration by Harvey Rosenthal
“The Card Thought of” by Jean Hugard
A New Cover for the Strike Second Deal by Ken Krenzel
The Royal Row by Jean Hugard
Reversal of Bottom Card by Dr. Ben Braude
A Full Deck of “Shorts” by Irv Weiner
“Seeing is Believing” by Frank Garcia
Nailwriter Holdout by Irv Weiner
One Card Color Change by George Sand
Impromptu Bill in Cigarette by Irv Weiner
Magic vs. Tricks
A Simple and Practical Floating Card by Irv Weiner
Match Folder Prediction
Kosky’s Coin Vanish by Gerald Kosky
The R. W. “Close Work” Rising Cards by Reinhold Wora
The Porous Coin by Jean Hugard
Out of my Profonde by Arthur Leroy
To Change a Packet of Cards by Jean Hugard
An “Out” for the Force that Failed by Paul Morris
Cairy’s Mental Speller by Clyde F. Cairy
The Bridge Double Lift by Jean Hugard
Fantasy Flight by Nick Trost
Jimmie Wilson’s Card Force
The Double Lift by Howard L. Ward
Riffle Palm by Jean Hugard