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T. Page Wright

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T. Page Wright
BornMay 8, 1905
Fort Wayne, Indiana
DiedDecember 21, 1930 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California
Resting placeGreenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA
CategoriesBooks by T. Page Wright

Thomas Page Wright (1905-1930) was an amateur magician and close friend of William W. Larsen, Sr..


He had been interested in magic since a kid when he and at lived at San Diego, California. He later moved to Los Angeles where he was a member of the Los Angeles Society of Magicians.

Wright contributed many articles to The Sphinx and Genii in collaboration with William W. Larsen, Sr.. They also co-invented many cards tricks which appeared under the name "L.W." (as in one example The L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries).

He invented the Change generally attributed to Bert Allerton. See Page Wright's Manuscript, page 112 A One-Hand Top Change. For Allerton, see More Card Manipulations No. 4, page 45.

He was killed in a car accident at the young age of 26 in Los Angeles, at the intersection of S. Norton Ave. and Country Club Dr.

His nephew, Bascom Jones (1924-1994), inherited his extensive library of magic and illusion.

T. Page Wright is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA.