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Louis Christianer

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Louis Christianer
Born?
Died1929
CategoriesBooks by Louis Christianer

Louis F. Christianer (? - 1929) was co-owner with Floyd Thayer of the Thayer & Christianer Magic Shop (later to become Thayer Magic Company .

He was taken in as a partner by Thayer and the arrangement prospered until "Chris" went went off to war in 1917.[1] While with Thayer he was editor of the Magical Bulletin.

Christianer gave the first description of a Sandwich trick in The Magic Wand, Vol. 7, No. 77, january 1917.

By 1917, Christianer had been engaged in the specialization of magic for the 17 years. He played [[vaudeville], but his favorite line of work was society entertaining. [2] It was reported that he died a young age after a long illness[3][4]

Books

  • Effective Tricks (1915)
  • Cigarette Tricks (1916)
  • Effective Card Tricks (1916)
  • More Effective Tricks (1916)
  • String Tricks (1916)
  • An Effective Coin Act (1917)
  • Magical Notions (1917)
  • Modern Magical Effects (1917)
  • The Art of Ventriloquism (1918)
  • More Effective Card Tricks (1919)
  • New Magical Conceptions (1919)
  • Original Deceptions (1919)
  • Selected Tricks (1923)
  • The Shell Coin Revised (1923)
  • Cigarette Manipulation (1924)
  • Thimble Manipulation (1924)
  • What You Can Do with a Paper Napkin (1924)


References

  1. Floyd and Jennie Thayer, Genii 1942 September
  2. Magical Bulletin Vol. 05, March 1917 (cover)
  3. Linking Ring,November 1929
  4. Magic Wand Vol. 18 OCTOBER-NOVEMBER, 1929, page 155