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Postby Guest » 06/11/06 10:28 AM

Does anyone have any information about Bert W. A. Johnston, the leading Canadian magician from the nineteen twenties?

Postby Guest » 06/11/06 08:52 PM

This is the short write up from Bart Whaley's "Who's Who In Magic". Short, but it's a start.

Johnston, Bert W. A.
(Toronto, Canada: 14 Sep 1878- ) Pro. Began as a medicine show magician. Toured a full-evening show thru northern and western Canada in 1920s. Later (1930s) toured Canada with the Marks family dramatic shows. [Bo3]

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