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|Born||John Mulholland Jr.[i]|
9 June 1898
|Died||25 February 1970 (71)|
New York City, New York
|Spouse(s)||Pauline Pierce (m. 1932)|
John Mulholland (June 9, 1898 - February 25, 1970) was an American stage magician and consultant to the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Mulholland, John (1925), Magic in the Making: A First Book of Conjuring, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Making-First-Book-Conjuring/dp/B001NBT38U/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John; Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy (ill.) (1932), Quicker than the Eye: The Magic and Magicians of the World, New York: Junior Literary Guild, https://www.amazon.com/Quicker-Than-Magic-Magicians-World/dp/B009ZR5LUI/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John (1935), The Story of Magic, New York: Loring & Mussey, https://www.amazon.com/John-Mullhollands-story-magic-Illustrated/dp/B0006AMTD0/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John (1938), Beware Familiar Spirits, New York & London: Scribner's Sons, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BUJT9M/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Fitzsimmons, Cortland; Mulholland, John (1939), The Girl in the Cage, New York: F.A. Stokes, https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Cage-Cortland-Mulholland-Fitzsimmons/dp/B002M2558G/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John (1944), The Art of Illusion: Magic for Men To Do, New York: Scribner's Sons, https://www.amazon.com/art-illusion-Magic-men/dp/B0007DN5J8/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John (1945), The Early Magic Shows, New York: J. Mulholland, https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102141917
- Mulholland, John (1961), Practical Puppetry, New York: Arco Pub. Co.
- Mulholland, John (1963), John Mulholland’s Book of Magic, New York: Scribner, https://www.amazon.com/John-Mulhollands-book-magic-Mulholland/dp/B0007JQ2LU/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John; Hormel, Al (ill.) (1965), Magic of the World, New York: Scribner, https://www.amazon.com/Magic-World-Mulholland-J/dp/068413649X/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Mulholland, John; Gordon, George N. (1967), The Magical Mind: Key to Successful Communication, New York: Hastings House, https://www.amazon.com/Magical-Mind-Key-Succesful-Communication/dp/B000I14RQO/?tag=apopheniacs-20
Mulholland was also the editor of the The Sphinx from 1930 until 1953.
According to The Official C.I.A. Manual of Trickery and Deception, written by Robert Wallace, a former CIA officer, and H. Keith Melton, an intelligence historian, Mulholland wrote at least two manuals on sleight of hand and covert communication techniques as part of Project MKULTRA.
- Melton, H. Keith; Wallace, Robert (2009), The Official C.I.A. Manual of Trickery and Deception, New York: William Morrow, https://www.amazon.com/Official-CIA-Manual-Trickery-Deception/dp/0061725900/?tag=apopheniacs-20 — "The manuals reprinted in this work represent the only known complete copy of Mulholland's instructions for CIA officers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications written to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques."
- Robinson, Ben (2008), The Magician: John Mulholland's Secret Life, Lybrary.com, https://www.amazon.com/Magician-John-Mulhollands-Secret-Life/dp/1595610170/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Public records — including the Cook Co. birth register, U.S. passport applications, and U.S. Census records — give his birth name as John Mulholland Jr., having been named for his father, John Mulholland (1857-1910); his mother was Irene May Mulholland, née Wickizer (1867-1951). This is contrary to reports that Mulholland was only his stage name.