John Mulholland

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Birthday
9, 1898
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Feb 25, 1970 (71)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1898
Birthplace
Illinois
DEATH DATE
Feb 25, 1970 (71)

About

Magician who gave the CIA pointers in deception and subterfuge and also edited a magic-themed magazine called The Sphinx.

Before Fame

He learned magic from John William Sargent, the President of the Society of American Magicians, for $5 an hour.

Trivia

The CIA paid him $3,000 to write a manual on deception and then classified the copies.

Family Life

His family moved to New York when he was young.

Associated With

He was not the first magician to work in intelligence: Harry Houdini helped Scotland Yard monitor foreign military activities.