Joe Berg

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Joe Berg (1903–1984)[1] was a professional magician and magic dealer who lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois and Hollywood, California.[2]

Berg was born in Pinsk, Russian Empire (now Belarus) and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1914.[2] He supplied magic effects and props to such noteworthy entertainers as Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Sr.[1] and Howard Thurston[3] among others, and self-published books on magic.

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".[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Berg, Joe; Avadon, David. "The Berg book: Joe Berg, David Avadon, Eric C. Lewis, Tom Jorgenson, Joe Stevens, Ed Tamborello: Books". Retrieved 9 March 2015.