Retlaw Rendrag

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Retlaw Rendrag
BornWalter Gardner
September 1, 1881
Keene, New Hampshire
Died?

Retlaw Rendrag (1881-?) was the amateur magician and photographer Walter Gardner in Ware, Massachusetts.[1]

Biography

Rendrag has the distinction of assisting Jay Marshall with his nickname. At a meeting of the Boston SAM assembly, Marshall was amused upon being introduced and discovering that Retlaw Rendrag was his real name backwards. He responded by introducing himself jokingly as The Great Jasper. Marshall's new nickname caught on.[2]

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, June, 1931
  2. With Jasper in MagicLand by Max Maven, Genii 1996 July


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