The Magic Detective Podcast

Ep 23. T. Nelson Downs The King of Koins

May 26, 2019

T. Nelson Downs was heralded as the greatest manipulator of his day. He was the first of the speciality acts. He retired rather early in life, but continued to stay in touch with magic and magicians. Here is his story, much of which is in his own words. 

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There is an additional story about Downs & Houdini over at my blog.


To see a video of an older T.Nelson Downs in action,


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