Broken Wand

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

 

27 May

11 Magicians Honored in June 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

Eleven magicians are honored in the Broken Wand in the June 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, the monthly magazine of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). Read More

29 Apr

14 Magicians Honored in May 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the May 2017 issue of The Linking Ring, fourteen magicians are honored in the Broken Wand. These are magicians whose deaths we have learned about and for whom we had confirming information since the last issue. This brings to sixty-eight the number of obituaries in the five Broken Wands so far in 2017. Read More

27 Mar

April Broken Wand Honors Sixteen People

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the April issue of The Linking Ring, the I.B.M.'s monthly magazine, sixteen people are honored with obituaries in the Broken Wand. These are people for whom we have gathered information since we completed the Broken Wand for the March issue. Read More

19 Mar

18 Deaths Reported in March 2017 Broken Wand

Category: Broken Wand   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

In the March 2017 issue of The Linking Ring there are eighteen obituaries in the Broken Wand. Included is the shocking and tragic close-to-publication death of Daryl Easton, known worldwide by the single name, Daryl. Read More

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