Frederick Braue

Frederick Braue [pronounced BROW-ee] (March 9, 1906 – July 3, 1962) was an American journalist notable for his contribution to the field of card magic. He was a semi-professional magician, specializing in card magic, of which he was a master.[1]

Frederick Braue
BornMarch 9, 1906
DiedJuly 3, 1962 (1962-07-04) (aged 56)
Occupation(s)close up magician, journalist
Known forsleight of hand, card magic

Braue co-authored several books with Jean Hugard, including Expert Card Technique and Royal Road to Card Magic.[2] As Braue and Hugard lived on opposite sides of the America, they wrote their books via correspondence.[3]

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 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

Published worksEdit

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 (1978)


  1. ^ "Biographies Page A-B".
  2. ^ "Biographies Page A-B".
  3. ^ Lund, Robert (14 July 1962). "Dr A.L. Baldwin : Fred Braue". Abracadabra. Vol. 34, no. 859. p. 21.

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