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05 Oct

Dennis Anyone? Houdini Source of Buster Keaton Name

Category: Blog   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

I have been a life-long fan of silent film actor Buster Keaton.I was especially interested in the story of how Buster got his stage name from HARRY HOUDINI. Now I appreciate him even more. Incidentally, I checked this out on the Internet and it is the most-frequent story given as to the source of him getting the stage name "Buster". Read More

05 Oct

October Broken Wand Pays Tribute to 11 Magicians

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in the October issue of The Linking Ring pays tribute to eleven magicians whose deaths we learned about since the last issue of the monthly magazine. When you hear about a magician's death, please do not assume someone else has reported it. Please notify the I.B.M. Headquarters so we can honor that person in a timely manner. Read More

04 Oct

October Linking Ring Features Two Past Presidents

Category: Blog   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

It is common for Past Presidents of many organizations at all levels to disappear and drop out, thinking, "been there, done that." BUT, there are others who are more committed to the organization and who continue to participate and keep on giving, long after their presidencies. The October 2015 issue of The Linking Ring highlights not one, but TWO of the latter. Past International President Dr. Richard Mossey is featured on the cover and in a nice profile inside, by Lynn Miner. Also featured is another PIP, Dr. William Wells, by Dr. Steven Schlanger. These are only two of the special and regular features this month. Read More


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