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 the third volume you will find articles on the Misers Dream, Ring on the Wand, Cut and Restored Necktie, The Indian Rope Trick, Magic with Confederates, Card Magic, Coin Magic, Marbles, Scissors, Coins Through the Table, and much more! Also, find these wonderful items:
“Gold and Silver” by Ross Bertram
“The Flying Cigar Band” by Martin Gardner
“Name Your Number” by Bert Allerton
“My Uncle and the Gambler” by George Starke
“Rope to Cigarette” by Milbourne Christopher
“Cut and Restored Rope” by George Kaplan
“Cartier’s Card Reversal and Spelling”
“Transmutation of Metal” by Edwin Tabor
“Formula for any Spelling Trick” by Max Katz
“‘Cuff’-ing a Coin” by Louis Tannen
“The Fist Coin Routine” by Arthur Punnar (a favorite of T. Nelson Downs, Mr. Punnar was taught the basic move by Nate Leipzig!)
“‘Allez Oop'” by Frank Dobrina
“Follow the Leader” by George Pittman
“Knots to You” by J.S. Bobo
Milbourne Christopher’s Column
“Entertaining Children” by Peter Pan
“Flopso Reverso” by Jack Flosso
“The One-Hand Riffle Shuffle” by Howard De Courcy
“The One-Hand Overhand Shuffle by Charles Kalish
“Magic for Hospitalized Servicemen” by Tovello
“Lu Brent’s Card Castle”
“Long Distance Mind Reading Code” by Abril Lamarque
“Reverse English on the Double Lift” by Joseph P. Schmidt
Roundabout with Fred Braue
“The Farelli Replacement” by Victor Farelli