C. Lang Neil
|C. Lang Neil|
|Born||Charles Lang Neil|
C. Lang Neil was an author, literary agent, journalist, advertising agent and publisher.
His non-magic writings reflected his interest in travel and adventure.
He wrote The Modern Conjurer which was one of the earliest magic books to use photographs, over 500 of them. Neil was not the first to use photographs to illustrate a magic book, but he was the first to use them to convey body language and hand movements.
- The Modern Conjurer (1902)
- Modern Card Manipulation (1904)
- After-Dinner Sleights and Pocket Tricks (1904)