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Magicians' Club

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The Magicians' Club of London was formed in 1911 by Harry Houdini along with others including Servais Le Roy, Chris Van Bern, Carl Stakemann, and Stanley Collins.

Houdini was elected president, the rest as Vice-Presidents with Stanley Collins as Secretary and Will Goldston as Treasurer. Nearly a hundred members were enrolled at the inaugural meeting on May 27, 1911. Houdini remained president until his death.

The first meeting was reported in Goldston's Magician Monthly. The club seemed to have disbanded some time after Will Goldton passed away in 1948. In Goodliffe's Abracadabra magazine July 1949, inquiries were made regarding the Magicians' Club, London, since the death of Will Goldston asking if it had died a natural death along with its founder. As far as they were able to ascertain, it had.

References

  • Goldston's Magician Monthly, June 1911
  • Magician Annual 1911-12 By Will Goldston, 1911
  • "No. 138. THE MAGICIANS' CLUB: POST WORLD WAR I AND IN THE 1920s", Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by Edwin A. Dawes (2005)