|Born||Arthur J. Emerson Jr.|
October 17, 1928
He received a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science, from the University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany. He served in the United States Arm from 1950 until retiring in 1971 as a Colonel. Harry Swan invited Emerson to join his U.S.O. camp Show as a magician and actor.
In 1967, he met Larry West in Washington D.C. and within a year they formed "Emerson & West" presenting original ideas for sale at Don Tanners' Magic-Fest in Columbus, Ohio.The first effect which they marketed, Color Monte is still their biggest single items, selling over 125,000 copies.
Over the years Emerson & West produced over 50 magic items.
- ↑ EMERSON AND WEST magician-of-the-month, MUM, November 1977 (cover)
- ↑ THIS IS YOUR LIFE Presenter PETER BLANCHARD, A.I.M.C., Magic Circular, Vol. 76, January /February 1982