Broken Wand

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

 

18 Jan

Wife of Longtime Linking Ring Columnist Died 1/12/17

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Violet Twaddle, the wife of Harold Twaddle, the longtime Chairman of the I.B.M. Sick and Convalescent column in The Linking Ring, died January 12, 2017, the day before her 82nd birthday. We print her obituary here because the Twaddles were longtime attendees at I.B.M. Conventions and made many friends who would like to know of her death. Read More

21 Dec

Stanley Lobenstern Died December 15, 2015

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Stanley Lobenstern, owner of the well-known Rabbit in the Hat Ranch magic store in Casselberry, Florida has died at the age of 83. His obituary will be in the Broken Wand of the January issue of The Linking Ring. Read More

21 Dec

14 People Honored in January Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the January issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, fourteen people are honored with obituaries in the Broken Wand. Among them is Stanley Lobenstern, owner of the Rabbit in the Hat Ranch magic mail order business; and Jacosa Kato, the step-daughter of Jonathan Pendragon and daughter of West Yardbrough McDonough. Read More

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