|Born||March 9, 1906
|Died||July 3, 1962 (aged 56)|
|Occupation||close up magician, journalist|
|Known for||sleight of hand, card magic|
Frederick Braue [pronounced BROW-ee] (March 9, 1906 – July 3, 1962) was an American journalist by profession and noted for his contribution to the field of card magic. He was a semi-professional magician, specialized in card magic of which he was a master.
In the 1940s, Frederick Braue edited a children's page, called Aunt Elsie's Page, for the Oakland Tribune newspaper.
Frederick Braue contributed to many magazines including a column in Hugard's Magic Monthly which he also edited from 1959 to 1962. He also invented numerous card sleights and effects including:
- Braue Reversal which is a method for reversing a card in the deck in the course of a cutting action.
- Braue Addition
- Rear Palm (in 1935)
- Homing Card
In collaboration with Jean Hugard:
- Expert Card Technique (1940)
- Miracle Methods N° 1 : Stripper Deck (1941)
- Miracle methods N° 2 : Gambling (1942)
- Miracle Methods N° 3 : Prepared Cards (1942)
- Miracle Methods N° 4 : Tricks and Sleights (1943)
- The Invisible Pass (1946)
- Showtoppers with Cards (1948)
- Royal Road to Card Magic (1949)
- Fred Braue On False Deals (1977)
- See more about Frederick Braue at MagicPedia, the free online Magic encyclopedia.
- Frederick Braue (Open Library)
- Hugard & Braue: Royal Road to Card Magic table of contents
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