Gerald Kaufman

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See also: Richard Kaufman (b.1958).
Gerald Kaufman

Self portrait in Genii 1952 June
BornGerald Lynton Kaufman
March 12, 1893
New York City, New York
DiedApril 19, 1968 (age 75)

Gerald Kaufman (1893-1968), an architect who had specialized in country houses, was an amateur magician in New York City.[1]

Biography

He began performing Needle Swallowing in 1912 and performed telepathy with Marie Therese.

He created The King Can Do No Wrong (better known as The Hotel Mystery) which was marketed by Al Baker in 1935 and later described in Genii 1941 September.

Kaufman, who served as president of the SAM Parent Assembly #1 (1960-61), was also an illustrator for the Sphinx.[2]He was also a stockholder in Sphinx and director in 1938.[3]

He was a contributing editor for the puzzle books "Fun For the Family", "Fun For All" and others.

Books

  • American Home Book of Building
  • It's About Time

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, October, 1933
  2. Genii 1968 April
  3. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 365
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