Broken Wand

Memorial LISTINGS For Deceased MemberS of The I.B.M.

 

24 Aug

Eight Magicians Honored in September Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

For the Broken Wand in the September 2015 issue of The Linking Ring, eight magicians are honored, including two who are well known throughout the world of magic. Lee Grabel died July 27 at age 96. An "In Memoriam" was published in the August issue, which was published only four days after his death. Also, Johnny Aladdin, whose real name was John Randall, died July 30. He also was 96. Read More

18 Aug

Lee Grabel Dies at Age 96

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

One of the last, some say THE last, of the Grand Masters of Magic, Lee Grabel, died July 27, 2015. Production of the August issue of The Linking Ring stopped and an "In Memoriam" was created for that issue. Also, an obituary for him will appear in the Broken Wand in the September issue. We have just received this tribute to him from his daughter, Katy. Read More

13 Jul

Six Magicians Honored in July 2015 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the July 2015 issue of The Linking Ring, six magicians are honored in the Broken Wand. The I.B.M.is the largest repository of magician obituaries in the world. Read More

20 Apr

18 Magicians Honored in May Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in the May 2015 issue of The Linking Ring honors eighteen magicians who the I.B.M. learned about since the April issue. We also learned about the death of well-known magician Father Cyprian Murray after we sent the list in, but we were able to add him in order to spread the news as widely as possible. Read More

18 Apr

Broken Wand: Father Cyprian Murray

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Word has come that well-known and well-loved Father Cyprian Murray died April 9, 2015 in Ringwood, New Jersey at the age of 76. He was a Catholic priest, a friar, an author, a magic scholar, a magician and a well-known magic inventor. Cyprian was also an expert on magic in the movies and a collector of posters. Just type his name into a search engine and read all about his accomplishments in magic. Read More

23 Mar

16 Magicians Honored in April 2015 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in the April 2015 issue of The Linking Ring pays tribute to sixteen magicians. These are the magicians that we have learned about who have died, and for whom we were able to confirm and compile information on, since the last issue. We appreciate Ring Secretaries and others who have notified the I.B.M. Headquarters when a magician dies. Read More

26 Feb

12 Magicians Honored in March Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the March 2015 issue of The Linking Ring, there are twelve magicians included in the Broken Wand. These are magicians who the I.B.M. has learned have died, since the previous month. Here are those obituaries. If you hear that a magician has died, please notify the I.B.M. Headquarters, giving them as much information about the person as possible. Read More

24 Feb

Ed Solomon Memorial Service is March 8

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

There will be a Celebration of Life service for long-time columnist for The Linking RIng, Ed Solomon, in San Antonio on Sunday, March 8, at the Episcopal Church, according to a reminder memo from his son, Greg. Read More

07 Feb

10 Magicians Honored in February Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand which is published in the February 2015 issue of The Linking Ring pays tribute to ten magicians who the I.B.M. learned had died, since the publication of the January Broken Wand. Included is long-time columnist for The Linking Ring, Ed Solomon. Read More

27 Dec

Eight Magicians Honored in January 2015 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The Broken Wand in The Linking Ring -- the International Brotherhood of Magician's monthly magazine -- pays tribute to magicians who have died. They do not have to be I.B.M. members, however. We are proud to be the largest repository of recent magician obituaries anywhere. Please notify the I.B.M. Headquarters when you hear of a magician's death. Do not assume we already know about it. In the January 2015 Broken Wand we honor eight magicians who we have heard about since last month. Read More