Arthur Buckley DVD

Arthur Buckley DVD

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Rare performance DVD of Arthur Buckley, transferred from the original 16mm film.  Buckley came to United States in 1918 and soon became well known in America on the major vaudeville circuits of the 1920s. He was schooled by the great sleight-of-hand artists he met in the entertainment business and by professional gamblers he met in his early years touring Australia.

 

The location of Arthur H. Buckley's "Magic Products Co," from which he published the monthly "New and Improved Card Effects" and sold leather playing card cases was listed as "804 S Wabash, Chicago, IL" in his advertised him Billboard magazine.

By 1925, he was working as a two-person mind-reading with his partner/wife Helena.

In 1934, Buckley came back to the United States to settle in Chicago as an electronics engineer for Reliable Electric in a creative and consulting capacity. He developed a number of commercially successful patents. In Chicago, he became close friends with Alton Sharpe.

He developed one of his most well-known coin sleights the Muscle Pass sometime before 1948, as well as originated and developed the card production known today as the "split fan" production.

Just before his death, he made a TV appearance on the Don Alan Show, then flew at once to the Coast where he appeared on "You Asked For It" with his coin manipulations. The day he returned to work in Chicago, he suffered a heart attack.