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 Milbourne Christopher’s Column, Hu-Gardenias, Book Profiles by John J. Crimmins Jr., Backstage with Frank Joglar, Devaluation, Super Psychometry, and much more. Additionally find these excellent tricks and articles:
Kellar the Magician by Paul Fleming
The Joe Berg Knot by Martin Gardner
All Backs by Dai Vernon
How Devant Used to Force by Victor Farelli
The Strip-Out Sleight by Harry Lorayne
“Jerk-Back” Palm Improved by Harry Lorayne
Bert Allerton’s Crazy Cards by Martin Gardner
Lightning-Flash Card Change by Stanley Collins
Comedy Stunts by Martin Gardner
Phantom Silk and Matchbox by Jean Hugard
Rutledge Card and Billet Indexes by Ned Rutledge
Fan Peek by Kalmar
Enlarging and Diminishing Cards by Jean Hugard
Kaplan’s Impromptu Want Ad Test by George Kaplan
Card Suggestions by Martin Gardner
Atomic Transposition by Jean Hugard
Criss Crossed Do-as-I-Do by Martin Gardner
“Optical” Magic by Victor Farelli