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 SAM-IBM Combined Convention, Farelli’s London Letter, Milbourne Christopher’s Column, Backstage with Frank Joglar, “We Knew Max Malini”, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks by Martin Gardner, Special Sleights: The Card Thought Of, Sleeving — An Art by Ross Bertram, Maliniana, Unrehearsed Incidents, Book Profiles with John J. Crimmins Jr., Hu-Gardenias, The Card Corner by Jean Hugard, The Han Ping Chien Coin Trick, and much more! Here are some other items you might enjoy:
The Gypsy Thread Trick by Jean Hugard
Lorayne’s Spread Control by Harry Lorayne
False Table Cut by Purvis W. Miller
“Easy Come? Easy Go” by Paul Morris
One-Hand Manipulations with Cards by Jean Hugard
Two Table Tricks by Emil Jarrow
Card Controls by Paul Morris
Miniature Sleights by Paul Morris
Remember Knots by Jean Hugard