Silver Wand

19 January 2022

The Magic Circle awards a Silver Wand for outstanding services to the Society. This one belonged to Paula Baird (1917-1999) who received it in 1950, long before women were admitted to the Society. In the 1940s and 50s Baird was an internationally known card manipulator. Wearing a strapless evening gown, she was billed as “Sophisticated Sleeveless Sorcery.” At one time she was the youngest woman to fly an aeroplane. She entertained troops during the Second World War and in the 1950s had a segment on afternoon TV called Magic for Mothers.

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