December 3rd at the Old Theater!|
Falconi in fact, spoke five languages fluently and would entertain French soldiers stationed in Baltimore and elsewhere along the east coast.
|On May 16, 1908 at the Ford’s Theatre in Baltimore, after Thurston had performed with him on his farewell tour, Kellar passed his magician’s wand to Thurston.|
|1908: From the Baltimore Sun "CARRIAGE RIDE ANYONE?"|
|1908: A fantastical depiction of that historic night at the Ford's Theater...|
|A MAGICAL DYNASTY|
The opera house was later the site of Horace Greely's nomination as the Liberal Republican party candidate for the 1872 Presidential Election.
|1923 THOMAS C.WORTHINGTON III |
BALTIMORE'S LEADING MAGICIAN
| 1923: The Society of Osiris Magicians |
was formed officially on April 6 by Worthington
|At his home in Baltimore, Worthington had one of the largest and most valuable collections of rare magical apparatus in the world which, just prior to his death. he gave to the Ringling Brothers' Museum in Sarasota, Florida.|
| 1937 Frank Chapman |
was the first magician televised in Maryland
Baltimore's Pyramid Magic Club run by a City College teacher,"You had to be interested in magic. But what you didn't know was that you were being tested by your attendance. If you missed more than one week, you would not be admitted." - George Goebel on Marx's Pyramid Magic Club
Ernest B. "Fes" Marx
Ernest B. "Fes" Marx
1932: The Pyramid Magic Club luncheon
(Standing) Bob Tilford, Edward Feete, Ernest Marx and George Eomer.
(Seated) Phil Thomas, Somerset Waters, Howard Thurston, Milbourne Christopher and
J. Allen DeLauney
|1938 PHIL THOMAS opened YOGI MAGIC MART "THE MECCA FOR MAGICIANS"|
at 215 N. CHARLES ST
He stayed at this location for 29 years until the building was sold in 1967.
Learn more about Phil Thomas right here...
|Phil Thomas's show ran for six years in Baltimore and over 300 episodes.|
|MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER |
1961 GENII MAGAZINE BALTIMORE'S
MOST SUCCESSFUL MAGICIAN
Learn more about Milbourne Christopher here...
| 1968 George Goebel|
on the cover of TOPS
looking every bit the magician.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GEORGE GOEBEL HERE
|Jack & Patti Gaylin|
| HEN FETSCH|
Henry "Hen" Fetsch was a well known magic inventor and best friends of both Milbourne Christopher and Phil Thomas.
Learn more about Hen Fetsch right here...
|1967: BOB McCALLISTER |
on the set of WONDERAMA Bob was a magic enthusiast and would frequent YOGI MAGIC MART
| BOB TILFORD|
"The Baltimore Ring 179's Annual Crab Feast" in 1971. George Dency offering a birthday cake to ring president Bob Tilford.
"The Gentleman on the right is Bob Tilford! Called "The Dean" of the Yogi Magic Club. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Yogi & Main Street Magic. I was blessed to be the one that Bob gave all of his "Notes" to, about tricks that he either improved or invented!! An Extremely nice man!!" - Kevin D. Kirtley
Learn more about Bob Tilford right here...
|1973 MIL & PHIL The two both lived on Patterson Park Avenue|
and met when Phil was 10 and Mil 8 yrs old.
|1973 DANTINI |
MOVIE POSTER for 'DANTINI THE MAGNIFICENT'
Learn more about Dantini here...
|Don Driver standing on the barge from which he will leap.|
|1976: DON DRIVER |
'THE DEATH DEFYING MR. D'
On Friday September 19th 1975, Don Driver leaped into Baltimore's Inner Harbor bound and chained! Don surfaced 45 seconds later free of his chains. What makes it even more dangerous is that this was before mayor Shaefer cleaned the Harbor up! You can see the Trade Center in the background on the right and The Constellation behind Dantini.
Learn more about Don Driver here...
|Peabody Book Shop where Dantini performed magic at 10 pm nearly every night for years, followed by Don Driver.|
|1977: KOHL & CO. |
Dick Kohlhafer at Grossinger's.
The only photo of Dick performing with his late his late wife Kathy.
Learn more about Kohl & Co. right here...
| A young KEVIN KIRTLEY |
See more of Kevin Kirltey here...
| 1977: PHIL THOMAS |
in the burnt remains of YOGI MAGIC MART
|1985 GEORGE GOEBEL|
( c. 1934 - 1998)
Born James W. Raeke, Wayne Raeke was a member of the Baltimore, Maryland Yogi Magic club and part of the Baltimore magic scene through the 60's & 70's.
|1986 KEVIN KIRTLEY & DAVID COPPERFIELD|
|1989 MARK WALKER|
PUNCH & JUDY SHOW
LEARN MORE ABOUT MARK WALKER HERE
The world's foremost authority on the sideshow.
Learn more about James Taylor here...
| WALT HUDSON, JAMES TAYLOR & master sword-swallower DAI ANDREWS|
doing the famous SPIDORA PITCH
Learn more about Walt Hudson here...
|MAGICIAN, JAZZ VIRTUOSO AND WORLD CLASS CHESS EXPERT...|
Learn more about Charles Covington here...
being his usual fun-loving self!
|2009 JACK GAYLIN & MARK WALKER |
at DANTINI'S plaque on Broadway St
at Pimlico race track breaking the World Record for swallowing a 120 degree angled sword!
| ILLUSIONS |
IN FEDERAL HILL
(formerly Ken Zo's YOGI MAGIC MART)
The stomping ground for master magician Spencer Horsman.
SEE MORE OF ILLUSIONS BAR HERE
| DENNY HANEY |
after receiving his MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER AWARD.
With WILLIAM V. RAUSHCER
|Howard Schwarzman, Denny Haney, Don Driver|
|Mike Schirmer, Don Driver & Denny Hanney.|
Mr. Shrimer was once the resident magician at the Baltimore Playboy Club and is winner of the 1982 the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States William H. Endlich Award.
|2010 McCarl Robert, Goerge Goebel |
& Mark Walker
interviewed by William V. Rauscher