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Rick Johnsson

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Rick Johnsson
BornFrederick Johnsson
January 26, 1937
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
DiedFebruary 25, 1989 (age 52)
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
CategoriesBooks by Rick Johnsson

Rick Johnsson (1937-1989) was an American amateur close-up magician that proposed the now famous Too-Perfect Theory which he first published in Hierophant No. 5, 1971, page 247 (Tannen Edition).


A Director of Hospitality Education at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, he authored the column "Come a Little Closer" in The Linking Ring for some 13 years (1976-1989). In February, 1985, he also began writing the "Hocus in Focus" review section.



  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 69, No. 4, April 1989, Broken Wand, FREDERICK "RICK" JOHNSSON, page 113
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 69, No. 5, May 1989, Frederick "Rick" Johnsson 1937-1989 BY PHIL WILLMARTH, page 61