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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