Broken Wand

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

 

22 Nov

8 People Honored in December 2016 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

To close out 2016, eight people who have contributed to the world of magic are being honored in the Broken Wand in the December 2016 issue of The Linking Ring. This brings to one hundred and thirty the number of people who have been in the twelve Broken Wands during 2016. Read More

23 Oct

20 People Honored in November 2016 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

The November issue of The Linking Ring honors twenty magicians and magicians' assistants in the Broken Wand. Included are two men known throughout the world: Paul Fried of D. Robbins & Co., and Paul Osborne, of Osborne Illusions, who produced shows for theme parks across the world, as well as created, designed and drew plans for hundreds of illusions. There is an "In Memoriam" for each of them, too. Read More

07 Oct

Paul Fried, 89, Head of D. Robbins, Died 10/3/16

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Paul Fried, 89, the head of D. Robbins and Company for fifty-six years, died October 3, 2016. He bought the company in 1960, and ran it until the end. His daughter wrote a letter to the magic community, and we reprint it here to give wider exposure to all Mr. Fried's friends and customers. Read More

22 Sep

11 Magicians Remembered in October Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand in the October issue of The Linking Ring, eleven magicians are remembered with obituaries. We pay tribute to their many years of making people smile, laugh and fill them with wonder. Read More

24 Aug

Six Magicians Honored in September Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand of the September 2016 issue of The Linking Ring, six people are honored. One is the actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars motion pictures, who performed magic early in his performing career. Read More

21 Jul

Past I.B.M. President Abb Dickson Has Died

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Past International President (1997-98) of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Abner (Abb) Dickson, died Monday, July 18, 2016, after a long illness. He lived in Jonesboro, Georgia. Here is the funeral home obituary. Read More

15 Jul

14 Magicians Honored in August Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand of the August issue of The Linking Ring -- the monthly publication of the International Brotherhood of Magicians -- fourteen magicians are recognized for their contributions to magic. Read More

21 Jun

6 Magicians Honored in July 2016 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Six magicians are honored in the Broken Wand of the July issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. It is an honor to pay tribute to fellow magicians who enjoyed using magic to bring laughter and wonder to the world. Read More

23 May

12 Magicians Honored in June 2016 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the Broken Wand in the June 2016 issue of The Linking Ring, the International Brotherhood of Magicians pays tribute to a dozen magicians who we have learned about since last month. Here are their obituaries. Read More

27 Apr

Your Help Needed with Broken Wand Information

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

From time to time the I.B.M. learns of the death of magicians from a variety of sources, but cannot confirm the deaths or find enough information to create an obituary to put in the Broken Wand in The Linking Ring. Of course we want to pay tribute to them in the Broken Wand,thank them for bringing wonder to people and making them smile over the years. However, we need confirmations and more information from you. Read More