Your article about John Lenahan on July 24 quite rightly pointed out what a fine comedy magician he is. He’s a lovely fellow.
However, his claim to be the first magician to be expelled from The Magic Circle is incorrect since this was David Devant (The Magic Circle’s first President).
Devant came back later and The Circle would be glad to reinstate John Lenahan because members like and admire him, but he will not return unless he receives an apology as he believes he was badly wronged.
The problem was that he exposed an effect and since magic is a means of making a living for some members, The Circle’s Council at the time felt John Lenahan should be required to stand down.Read More