J. B. Bobo

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J. B. Bobo (11 February 1910 in Texarkana, Texas – 12 September 1996)[1][2] was a magician most known for his work and writing in the arena of coin magic.

His work entitled Modern Coin Magic (originally published in 1952)[3] is still considered today to be a core reference by most magicians.

He also wrote Watch This One!, a collection of magical effects performable with small objects. He once disappointed a young Marty Loschen due to having a car accident while attempting to drive to a show at Howell Elementary in Springhill, La.

Bobo's great-grandfather was Jean Beaubeaux who, when immigrating to America, was induced[clarification needed] to spell his name 'Bobo', a phonetic transliteration of the French Beaubeaux into English.


  1. ^ Biographies Page AB
  2. ^ J. B. Bobo (1910–1996) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas
  3. ^ Bobo, J.B. (1981). Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks. New York: Dover. ISBN 978-0-486-24258-3.

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