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Norman Hunter

Magician and Theatrical Model Builder

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  • 1899-1995
  • Real Name: Norman Hunter
  • Birthday: November 23
  • Birthplace: England
  • Buried: ?

Norman Hunter was the author of the popular children's BBC radio and book series of Professor Branestawm stories, a successful stage magician.

By the time of his death, he was the last surviving magician from Maskelyne's shows, having appeared in Maskelyne's Mysteries in 1932 and 1934.

As an author, he wrote a magic column for Britain's Practical Mechanics magazine, as well as a number of books on magic tricks.

He was a member of The Magicians' Club and the Magic Circle.

In 1950, he began an ambitious project- to build a working model of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with its props and sets for back and side scenes, and working electricity. The model is now a part of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection.


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