Hugard's Magic Monthly
|Hugard's Magic Monthly|
During the first years, Hugard was printing 2,000 copies, with about 500 subscribers (the remaining copies were sent to dealers like Max Holden).
In 1949 a column on general magic news was written by an anonymous author known as Frank Joglar. It would not be revealed until many years later that the author was actually Milbourne Christopher.
A few popular serials were Hagard's "Houdini's Unmasking: Fact Vs. Fiction" (June 1957-January 1959) and Martin Gardner's "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks" (March 1951 - April 1958).
During the last seven years of his life when he was totally blind, his stage assistant who had been with him more than 50 years, Mrs. Myra Benson, took care of the business details and the mailing. Blanca Lopez, his close friend, made the layouts, ordered the illustrations and saw the issues through the press. When she was away Milbourne Christopher helped with these details.
It was the first magic magazine to be reprinted for sale when Paul Fleming started to reprinted issues in book form in 1945.