Published from June 1943 to April 1965, Hugard`s was one of the greatest magic magazines ever published. It is remarkable for its quality and quantity of the best tricks of the day as well as containing the most interesting information available of the magic scene of the day! More than 1, 560 individual tricks and sleights, plus hundreds of tips, ideas and reviews, andhistorical news items appeared in its 245 issues. A total of 2,524 pages! Top names in the fieldwere among the contributors, such magical luminaries as Jerry Andrus, Al Baker, Peter Kane, Milbourne Chistopher, Bert Allerton, Max Katz, and Sid Lorraine. Dozens more may be found in these latest two volumes! The final volume contains a complete 150 page master index by W.L. Broecker. This index will guide you quickly to effects, contributors and general information on what is happening in magic over a period of more than twenty years! PLUS... W.L. Broecker has prepared an invaluable overview of the history of the magazine and biographies of the major contributors! And finally, for an additional bonus, this volume also includes a reproduction of the rare and fascinating program for the Jean Hugard Testimonial given at New York`s Barbazon Plaza Playhouse on April 28, 1945! This program (over 100 pages) contains articles, pictures and testimonials by leading magicians of the day! Over 400 pages in length, the final bound volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the art of illusion.
**Packed with fine effects, insights and magical history!**