Milbourne Christopher (1914 – 1984) was an American illusionist.
He wrote more than twenty books, was national president of the Society of American Magicians (SAM), and was an honorary vice-president to the London Magic Circle. Milbourne Christopher was also chairman of SAM’s Occult Investigating Committee and was one of the original members of CSICOP.
His collection of magic memorabilia contained prints, paintings, photographs, posters, playbills and drawings of the greatest conjurers in history, and was the largest in private hands. Many of these items appeared in his book The Illustrated History of Magic.
FACT: David Coperfield owns the Milbourne Christopher collection and houses it in his secret warehouse in Las Vegas.
With more than 20 books, 10 TV specials (including the first on prime time network TV in the US), two Broadway magic shows, one off-Broadway spectacular, starring roles at Madison Square Garden’s Magicworld and performances in 72 countries, he was a master to say the least.
Watch Milbourne Christopher perform the Sword Basket illusion.
You are encouraged to learn more about Milbourne Christopher by visiting his official Wikipedia page.
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