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Harry Canar

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Harry Canar
BornHarry A. Canar
February 28, 1876
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DiedJune 9, 1950 (age 74)
San Jose, California
Resting placeMountain View Cemetery

Harry Canar (1876-1950) was a leader among the magical fraternity in the 1920's and active in the affairs of the Pacific Coast Society of Magicians.


He came to California in his twenties. Surviving the San Francisco quake and fire In 1906

His friends were those of Charles T. Jordan, Robert Madison, Earl DeForrest, Henry D'Rubio, and Arthur Buckley. Many of his tricks were advertised in the magic journals of that day including his "Supreme Thimble Act" (which later appeared in a Journal a few years later verbatim, credited to another.)

His prime interest in magic was cards and at the P.C.A.M. Oakland Convention in 1934 he demonstrated an entire routine of color changes.[1]


  1. Bat, No. 79, July 1950