The incomparable Hugard’s Magic Monthly has more magic per page than almost any other periodical ever published.
Fred Braue said, “On the whole, I think there is more good material in Hugard’s than all the remaining magazines put together”.
Edited by Jean Hugard, Hugard’s Magic Monthly was “Devoted solely to the interests of magic and magicians” from 1943 to 1964 and featured the most interesting information on the magic scene during that period. Hugard wrote, “My object in publishing this sheet is to set forth fully, clearly and conscientiously the best things in magic so that if my readers absorb the instructions and carry them out in practice they will acquire a repertoire of good magic that will last a lifetime”. He succeeded admirably!
Hugard’s boasts 245 issues, more than 1,560 individual tricks and sleights, and 2500 pages in 21 volumes. Quite a lot of material. Inside you will find tricks, articles, and news pertaining to a veritable who’s who: Max Malini, Victor Farelli, Ted Annemann, Martin Gardner, Harry Lorayne, Milbourne Christopher, Ross Bertram, George Kaplan, Cliff Green, Fred Braue, Jean Hugard, Jerry Andrus, Al Baker, Peter Kane, Bert Allerton, Max Katz, Sid Lorraine, Dr. Daley, Ed Marlo, Okito, Stanley Collins, Joe Berg, David Devant, Slydini, Dai Vernon, Hugh Scott, Howie Schwartzman, Jay Marshall, Emil Jarrow, S. Leo Horowitz, Cliff Green, Frank Garcia, Paul Curry, Chung Ling Soo, Kellar, John Scarne, Robert-Houdin, T. Nelson Downs, Charlie Miller, Nate Leipzig, Stewart James, and many more!
Inside this volume you will find columns like Backstage with Frank Joglar, Hu-Gardenias, Out of My Profonde by Arthur Leroy, Hands Across the Sea by Peter Warlock, Milbourne Christopher’s Column, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks by Martin Gardner, Book Profiles by John J. Crimmins Jr., Shadow Magic, Patter collected by Cliff Green, and many more! Additionally, here are a few of the excellent tricks and articles:
Fantasy in Coins by Paul Morris
The M. K. Turning Aces by Max Katz
Easy Come, Easy Go by Arthur Hastings
Do Dreams Come True? by Jean Hugard
The Riffle Shuffle Force by Brian Buzzing
Card-Coin Liason by Jean Hugard
MAGIC: Manual Dexterity or Art?
Fake Han Ping Chien by Gerald Kosky
Balducci’s Coin & Utility Vanish by Ed Balducci
Control of One Card to Top by Irv Weiner
The Voodoo Paper Mystery by Vynn Boyar
The Inseperable Four by Harry Lorayne
The Rising Cards – – A New Routine by Jean Hugard
The Magic Apple by George G. Kaplan
Double Climax Rope and Silk Release by Tenkai
Lorayne’s Poker Deal by Harry Lorayne
The Leipzig Peek by Cliff Green
The Flick-Off Double Lift by Jean Hugard
Card in Wallet by Ed Balducci
Japanese Finger Tie by Martin Gardner
“Short Card” Card Control by Carlo Jimeno Serrano
“Please Take a Card” by Jean Hugard