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Topic: Hugard & Braue??
Message: Posted by: theAmazinbryan (Aug 3, 2005 09:54PM)
I often see & hear these names together .RRTCM,Hugard &Braue addition ect.Can anyone tell me more about them ?Did they preform together ?Did they do stage magic as well?An who did they learn from? What time period did they perform?Has anyone talk to anyone that has a mentor who has seen them perform?Please excuse my naivete in these question.
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Aug 4, 2005 01:23PM)
I found the following in Henry Hay's "The Amateur Magician's Handbook":

[i]Hugard, Jean (John Gerard Rodney Boyce, 1872-1959), American performer and writer, of Australian origin. Prolific contributer to magical literature.[/i]

The book only has the following about Braue:

[i]Braue, Frederick. Card manipulator and writer. See Hugard.[/i]

I know it's not a lot, but that's all I could recall seeing in the books I have.
Message: Posted by: El_Lamo (Aug 4, 2005 02:09PM)
[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=81651&forum=134&14]Here [/url] is some information from the "magicians of old" section here at the Café.

A similar discussion was held [url=http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic3588.php] here at talkmagic [/url]

Cheers - El Lamo
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Aug 4, 2005 04:59PM)
So that tells us a little more about Hugard, but is there any info available on Frederick Braue?
Message: Posted by: El_Lamo (Aug 4, 2005 06:37PM)
Braue, Fred (Frederick George) 1906-1962 (USA)

Journalist und halbprofessioneller Zauberkünstler, hervorragender Kartentechniker. Verfasste mit Jean Hugard die beiden Klassiker “Expert Card Technique” (1940) und “The Royal Road to Card Magic” (1948)und ausserdem „Miracle Methods“(1941-43), “The invisible Pass“ (1946), “Showstoppers with Cards” (1948). Nach Hugards Tod war Braue 1959-1962 Redaktor von Hugard’s Magic Monthly. “Fred Braue on False Deals” wurde 1977 publiziert, “The Braue Notebooks”, Braues Notizen aus den Jahren 1935-1962 von 1985 bis 1997.

The above is google translated from the web page magicpromotionclub.ch
It is part of the web material of the a club that is part of the Switzerland magic scene.
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Aug 5, 2005 07:23PM)
And as ever, humorously translated by babelfish.altavista.com:

[i]Journalist and halfprofessional charm artist, outstanding map technician. Wrote with Jean Hugard the two classical authors "Expert Card Technique" (1940) and "The Royal Road ton of Card Magic" (1948)und in addition "Miracle Methods"(1941 43), "The invisible passport" (1946), "show stopper with Cards" (1948). After Hugards death was brews 1959-1962 an editor of Hugard's Magic Monthly. "Fred brews on False Deals" 1977 was published, "The brews Notebooks", Braues notes from the years 1935-1962 from 1985 to 1997?[/i]