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 coverage of the Combined S.A.M.-I.B.M. Convention, Book Profiles by John J. Crimmins Jr., Backstage with Frank Joglar, Milbourne Christopher’s Column, Hu-Gardenias, Card at any Number, The Boomerang Card, Color Changes, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks by Martin Gardner, Misdirection, Farelli’s London Letter and many more. Additionally, here are a few items contained within:
Cash in Hand by Ross Bertram
The Red-Black Shuffle by Martin Gardner
Eddie Marlo’s “Grab It” by Martin Gardner
Scarne’s New Top Change by Clayton Rawson
The Tenkai Pennies by Martin Gardner
Coin Magic by Bill Simon
Poker Chip Faro Shuffle by Martin Gardner
A New Card Flourish by Jean Valton
Jack Miller’s Ring and Stick by Martin Gardner
Opportune Magic by Stuart Cramer
A Printer’s Dream by Gerald Kosky
The ‘Click’ Pass by Arthur Punnar
A Close-Up Novelty by Sid Lorraine
Bill Filtration by Jean Hugard
Red-Black Riffle Shuffles by Martin Gardner
Twist-Flourish Card Control by George Starke
Playing a Playing Card by Jesse Schimmel
Ballantine Color Change by The Amazing Ballantine
Card Through Table by Dudley Fossum