By Geoffrey Hansen

Johnny Aladdin

Lani Aladdin

John Calvert

Dante

P.C. Sorcar Jr.

Silvan

Princess Tenko

Paul Daniels

Doug Henning

John Shable

Del Ray

James Dimare

Professor Telemaque

Dennis Loomis

Amazing Kreskin

Shari Lewis

Marvyn Roy

Famous people who love magic


  • Obituary





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    OBITUARY

    The recent deaths of famous magicians Ormond McGill, Ed Keener, Channing Pollock, Billy McComb
    and have left a void in our hearts. All of them made their mark in the world of magic.

    ORMOND wrote over thirty books on the Art of Magic and related subjects.

    CHANNING started as a professional magician, then became a film star in Europe
    in the 1960's. Today vodeo or DVD's of his films and RV appearances are prized
    collectors items.

    ALEX was one of the most inventive minds, creating effects that will live forever.

    ED KEENER and his lovely wife NANCY performed around the world. Everywhere they went
    they made friends.

    BILLY McCOMB was born in Ireland and toured the globe presenting his magic.

    All will live in our memories forever.


    Ormund McGill


    Alex Elmsley and Geoffrey Hansen In Las Vegas


    Channing Pollock film poster.


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    JOHNNY ALADDIN

    Legendary showman Johnny Aladdin is doing great at the age of 87 years old.
    Besides working as one of the top professional magicians in the world, he also owned
    a talent agency in the Far East with between 200 and 300 employees. Why doesn't
    anyone write a book about him?


    Johnny Aladdin

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    At age NINETY>-FOUywood film star John Calvert continues to thrill
    audiences with his magic. He lives on his yacht with his beautiful wife, Tammy
    and they have survived many adventures during the past FOURTY+ years.


    John Calvert


    Geoffrey Hansen, John Calvert, Henry Rosenthal and Tammy Calvert on the Calvert's
    yacht in Florida


    Hollywood film star John Calvert flanked by Miss Jade Randall and her
    father Johnny Aladdin


    Asia's Queen of Song, Pilita Corrales is joined by former love John Calvert after
    Forty years, along with John's Wife Tammy


    Very rare photograph of Hollywood film star and headline magician, John Calvert. circa 1946
    From the Geoffrey Hansen collection


    John Calvert in a scene from the film "The Charlatan" with Dorothy Gardiner, made in Hollywood

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    DANTE

    DANTE (Harry Jansen) is considered one of the all time greats magicians
    in history. Recently a number us were talking about him, and we all
    agreed if he were alive today and at age 50 to 60, he would still be a major
    attraction. Sometimes his films Racketbusters and A'Hunting we will go pop up on television"

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    P.C. SORCAR jr.

    Over in India P.C. SORCAR, Jr. continues to amaze and delight audiences with
    his show. How many people remember when his father appeared in Las Vegas?


    P.C. Sorcar Jr.

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    SILVAN

    Italian television star Silvan dazzles audiences in Europe. Did you
    know he received offers to appear throughout the world but turns them down?
    He wants to stay close to his famiy in Italy. He is one of the best magicians
    in the world







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    PRINCESS TENKO

    Over in the Orient Princess Tenko performs her great show. Yes, there are
    lady magicians that achieve stardom. She has a big production show that is top notch!


    Princess Tenko and Geoffrey Hansen backstate in Tokyo.

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    LANNI ALADDIN

    Not all ladies do big shows. Lani Aladdin, the wife of Johnny Aladdin performed
    all over Europe and the Middle East doing manipulation or sleight of hand magic.


    Lani Aladdin, wife of Johnny Aladdin

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    PAUL DANIELS

    England's famous TV personality Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie performed at Harrah's
    Hotel in Las Vegas about a year ago. There is proof that British humor can score a hit in North
    America. Paul was a smash!

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    DOUG HENNING

    How many can remember the late late canadian magician Doug Henning? He performed on Broadway
    as well as several TV specials. He died several years ago in California of cancer.



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    JOHN SHABLE

    John Shable is a dentist as well as a professional magician in sunny California. Three days
    a week he is working his dental practice..and the other days making things dis-appear. John is a great
    showman. A must see if you get the chance.


    Magician John Shable, protege of Lee Grabel.

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    DEL RAY

    The late Del Ray mystified audiences for over 50 years of his career. Dave Baldwin is working on a book
    on the life and career of Del, and we look forward to seeing it when it comes on the market



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    JAMES DIMARE

    James Dimare travels around the world with his first class magic act. Besides his birds, James
    proves to be great with large scale illustions too.



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    PROFESSOR TELEMAQUE

    Down in the Caribbean in the island nation of Curacao, Professor Telemaque is famous for his
    original creations. I consider him on of the best.


    Professor Telemaque and Susie

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    DENNIS LOOMIS

    Dennis Loomis is a leading pro magician as well as an inventor of things magical. He hails from
    Michigan, but currentluy lives in California. If you watch magic on TV you will have have seen some of
    originations like the girl floating on the water fountain. When not inventing things, Dennis is busy
    doing shows around the West Coast.


    Dennis Loomis and Annette

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    AMAZING KRESKIN

    Tho' not a magician per se, the Amazing Kreskin does things with his mind that make you wonder.
    He recently wrote a book, "The Power Within" about positive thinking. This book is highly recommended
    and available in your local book stores


    The Amazing Kreskin

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    SHARI LEWIS

    Ventriloquism is considered an allied art to the Art of Magic. Famed ventriloquist Shari Lewis
    was the daughter of professional Abe Horrowitz of New York City. Did you know her real name was
    Phyliss Horrowitz?


    Shari Lewis

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    MARVIN ROY

    Marvin Roy, known around the world as "Mr. Electric" because of his original act with electric
    light bulbs, is still going strong. These days he lives in California with his gorgeous wife Carol, and
    he is still doing magic. His passion right now is close-up magic.



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    FAMOUS PEOPLE INTERESTED IN MAGIC

    Many famous people are interested in magic. Did you know that former World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion
    Mohamad Ali does magic as a hobby? Hollywood firm star Tony Curtis played Houdini in the
    Paramount film. He loves to watch magic. Donny Osmond is interested....and the late film star
    Orson Welles was interested in magic his entire life. Steve Martin does magic as a hobby and
    Dick Cavett and Lily Tomlin also do magic. There are presidents of major corporations,
    university professors, and of course just regular people. The Art of Magic reaches all age groups
    nationalities and all humanity. There is nothing like magic to make people happy.