Msgr. Vincent Foy
|Msgr. Vincent Foy|
Monsignor Vincent Foy (b. 1915), a Roman Catholic priest and magic collector, contributed articles and tricks to various magic journals under the pen name Dr. George E. Casaubon.
He began his lifelong interest in magic after seeing Harry Blackstone at Toronto's Pantages Theatre in 1925. In the 1940s, Msgr. Foy contributed articles and tricks to under the pen name Dr. George E. Casaubon. Msgr. Foy was instrumental in bringing Ross Bertram's work to a worldwide audience through the publications of The Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram and Bertram on Sleight of Hand.
While confined to a hospital for two years during the 1940s, Msgr. Foy wrote "Deceptions With a Short Card". A friend and fellow patient at the hospital was Dr. George E. Casaubon, who became a successful surgeon in Boston. Dr. Casaubon permitted Foy to use his name as a pseudonym and even help him type the manuscript.
A specialty of Foy's was the one-handed cut, of which he developed and recorded over 100 versions.
Msgr. Foy has collected hundreds of postcards relating to magic.