Broken Wand

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

 

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

02 Oct

John Calvert, 102, died this morning, 9/27, in California

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: I.B.M. Website Editor

John Calvert, 102, the venerable magician, author, and movie star, died Friday morning, September 27, 2013, in Lancaster, California. Word came from two different sources -- Walter Blaney, and Maria Ibanez. An unconfirmed rumor circulated last week about his death, but it proved to be premature. But this time the sad news was true. Walter reported receiving a telephone call from Mr. Calvert's daughter, Madrian, reporting the death. She said Mr. Calvert's long-time wife, Tammy, was at his side. More details will be added here as they become available. Read More

01 Oct

15 magicians honored in October 2013 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: I.B.M. Website Editor

The October 2013 Broken Wand in The Linking Ring pays tribute to fifteen magicians in a final salute to them for their many years of making people laugh. It is always a privilege to celebrate the lives of those who gave of themselves over the years. These will be printed in the October 2013 issue of The Linking Ring. That issue will appear here on October 1 -- either as a PDF download, or in digital form. Of course hard copies should be delivered by way of the U.S. Postal Service, by the end of the first week of October. Read More

01 Jul

12 Magicians honored in July Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: I.B.M. Website Editor

In the July 2013 issue of The Linking RIng we honor twelve magicians whose deaths we have learned about since the middle of May, when we published the list for June. We celebrate the lives of these men, who devoted much of their lives to bringing joy and laughter to other people. We thank all of those people who have helped honor these men by furnishing to us information (and photos) for these obituaries. Read More

01 Feb

Broken Wand has 19 magicians for February 2013

Category: Broken Wand   Written by: I.B.M. Website Editor

The Broken Wand which appeared in the February 2013 issue of The Linking Ring included obituaries for nineteen magicians, according to Broken Wand editor Dennis Schick. "This is a record number of obituaries for one month," said Schick, "but we had an unusually large number of deaths which were older than six months ago." The I.B.M. membership committee does a great job making contacts for membership renewals. Often that is when we learn of a member's death. But we do want to include these in the archives, as well as to give public notice of the deaths." As always, we ask anyone who hears of a magician's death, to notify the I.B.M. Office ASAP. Read More