Broken Wand

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

 

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

29 Nov

Ten Magicians Honored in December 2014 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The December 2014 issue of The Linking Ring includes ten magicians in the Broken Wand. These are the magicians whose deaths we have learned about since the last issue. As usual, some died several months ago, or even last year. We only found out about them when their dues renewal notices were returned. Read More

31 Oct

Remembering John Calvert

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: JOE M. TURNER

Last Friday the world became a little less magical. John Calvert, a man who was regarded in many entertainment industry circles as "a real-life Indiana Jones," died on September 27 at the age of 102. Mr. Calvert -- despite our friendship, I could never bring myself remotely close to calling him "John" -- was legendary in the magic community. He had an enormous illusion show that toured the world repeatedly in the 1940s and 50s. Mr. Calvert would fly the show on his own plane, transport it on his own yacht, and perform it for thousands of people in venues literally spanning the globe. Read More