"Cowboy" Hobgood was an American nightclub magician performing in the 1940's. His stage character was a cowboy, and his magic props were all Western-themed.
From the March 11, 1944 Bill Sachs' "Magic" column in Billboard: "Burling (Volta) Hull recently bumped into H. (Cowboy) Hobgood, the Western-style magician."
From the April 8, 1944 Bill Sachs' "Magic" column in Billboard: "Cowboy Harvey Hobgood, Texas trixter now travelling with Dean Hudson and his orchestra put on an impromptu magic show at the Trocadero Club in Kansas city recently."
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