Archive for the 'Broken Wand' Category

Ken Klosterman [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on October 22nd, 2020

Past International Brotherhood of Magicians International President and renowned magic collector Ken Klosterman has passed away. You can read more about Ken’s life and passion for magic on the official IBM Blog.

The video above is from YouTuber L Bradley’s page. YouTuber Carpetbagger has a great two part tour of Ken Klosterman’s Salon de Magie which you can see here and here.

James Randi: 1928 to 2020 [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on October 21st, 2020

James Randi, magician, mentalist and famous skeptic passed away today at the age of 82.

Read coverage of his amazing life in the New York Times, New York Post and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

RIP John Mendoza [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on August 2nd, 2020

We are sad to announce John Mendoza passed away on July 29. You can read a short piece on his life at the Baue Funeral Home website.

Rest In Peace Dick Williams [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on July 15th, 2020

Dick Williams, the host of Memphis television series Magicland, has passed away at the age of 92. He hosted Magicland from 1966 to 1989, producing well over 1,000 episodes. It was the longest running magic show the history of US television and probably the longest running magic show in the world.

Read more about Dick Williams’ life and career in this Memphis Commercial Appeal article via MSN.

Marvyn Roy: Mr. Electric [Broken Wand]

Posted by Michael on July 1st, 2020

It is with sad hearts we announced another broken wand: Marvyn Roy, Mr. Electric, has passed away at the age of 95. You can read more about his life in this Hollywood Reporter story via MSN.

Louis Falanga Broken Wand

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2020

L&L Publishing has announced founder and owner Louis Falanga has passed away. Although he was not a famous performer, you would be very hard pressed to find a serious student of magic in the English speaking world without some book, video or download from L&L. iTricks extends our condolences to the family and friends of Luis Falanga, a true pillar of the magic world.

The video above features Louis performing on the show Take On Tahoe in 1988.

Vegas Remembers Roy Horn

Posted by Michael on May 11th, 2020

From KTNV ABC 13 in Las Vegas comes this summary of Vegas luminaries’ tributes to Roy Horn.