Joe Berg

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Joe Berg (b. 1903 - d. 1984)[1] was a professional magician and magic dealer who lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois and Hollywood, CA.[2] He was born in Pinsk, Russian Empire (currently Belarus) and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents in 1914.[2] Mr. Berg reportedly sold magic effects and props to such noteworthy entertainers as Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Sr.[1] and Howard Thurston[3] among others.

Affiliations/published memoirs[edit]

On the autobiographical section of his web site, the semi-professional magician, Manyfingers Hostetler comments about visiting Joe's shop in California during the 1960s.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Joe Berg, 80, Magician and Writer". Chicago Tribune: 6. February 27, 1984. 
  2. ^ a b "Memoirs of a Magicians Ghost: The Autobiography of William Booth (Chapter 118)". The Linking Ring (The International Brotherhood of Magicians) 57 (4): 51–53, 56. April 1977. 
  3. ^ "Magician Joe Berg dies". Deseret News: 2A. February 26, 1984. 
  4. ^ Hosteltler, Manyfingers. "Kings and Queens Magical Productions".