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Bascom Jones

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Bascom Jones
BornBascom Sidney Jones, Jr.
October 28, 1924
San Diego, California
DiedMarch 23, 1994 (age 69)
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, California
CategoriesBooks by Bascom Jones

Bascom Jones (October 28, 1924 - March 23, 1994) was born in San Diego, California. Bascom joined the Army Air Corp after graduating from high school in 1942 and flew combat in World War II.


Bascom inherited, from his professional magician Uncle T. Page Wright, an extensive library of magic and illusion.

For 24 years starting in 1970, Bascom put out the monthly publication Magick for mentalist.

In 1992, he was awarded the Literary Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle where he was a familiar figure. [1] [2] [3]



  1. The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 5, May 1994, BROKEN WAND BASCOM SIDNEY JONES, OF MAGICK MAGAZINE DIES, page 117
  2. Genii, Vol. 57, No. 7, May 1994, Obituaries, Bascom Jones by Bob Brown, page 464
  3. M-U-M, Vol. 83, No. 12, May 1994, BROKEN WANDS Bascom Jones, page 38