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Pearl Beatrice "Litzka" Gonser Gibson
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1901
Mount Carmel
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 11, 1996
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA

Harpist, magician, author. Attended Emerson College in Boston and studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. She appeared with the Boston Symphony and London Symphony orchestras. After the death of her first husband, a musician, she married The Great (Maurice F.) Raymond (1879-1948), a magician, in 1927. She assisted in his magic act and performed in her own act as a harpist and magician, using the stage name "Pearlitzka," later shortened to "Litzka". With her third husband, Walter Gibson, she co-wrote The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences (1966), which explains how to practice many popular forms of divination and fortune-telling, including astrology, tasseography, graphology, and numerology. She also wrote her own books on topics as diverse as palmistry, dancing, and personal hygiene, sometimes under the pen-name Leona Lehman. She was awarded a "Special Fellowship" from the Academy of Magical Arts in 1995, and was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. 
 
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  Maurice Francois Saunders (1877 - 1948)
  Walter Brown Gibson (1897 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montrepose Cemetery
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA
Plot: Block D, Section 2, Lot 110
 
Created by: Margaret Orthodox
Record added: Feb 19, 2014
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Pearl Beatrice Litzka <i>Gonser</i> Gibson
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Pearl Beatrice Litzka <i>Gonser</i> Gibson
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 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
 
 
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