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This is a vintage ORIGINAL autograph on a GENII Magazine cover.One of a kind!!
This is a very unique item because not only is it a booklet full of great ideas and routines from Sid Lorraine, but it has been autographed both by Sid Lorraine and by Jay Marshall.The booklet was purchased in person from Marshall's Magic Inc. magic shop, and signed by the two famous magicians who were in the shop that day.
Jay Marshall (August 29, 1919 – May 10, 2005) was a well known magician, ventriloquist and owner of Magic Inc. in Chicago. Over a 60 year career he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show 14 times together with his hand puppet "Lefty". He also was the opening act for performers like Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle and Liberace. In fact, he was the first act to open for Sinatra in Las Vegas.In the 1950s, Marshall moved to Chicago and married fellow magician Frances Ireland.Frances was the widow of L.L. Ireland, magic dealer.Together they renamed the magic shop in 1963 and called it Magic, Inc.The business is still in operation today.
Sid Lorraine (April 24, 1905 - October 15, 1989 ) was born Sidney Richard Johnson in England, but emigrated to Canada.A commercial artist and skilled amateur magician, he was considered to be a "historical encyclopedia of magic ">He was a prolific writer, with his own publications as well as articles for GENII, LINKING RING, and TOPS magic magazines.And he was mentor to a young Doug Henning, helping the fellow Canadian obtain the arts grant that launched his career.
Both autographs are on the cover of the booklet "Ideas From My Notebooks" by Sid Lorraine. The booklet is a collection of ideas, tips and routines gleaned from Lorraine's many years in magic.
The booklet includes:
This is a collectible autographed item PLUS a really useful magic booklet all in one!
CONDITION: very good.Some expected age yellowing of the paper, slight foxing, and handling bends.Jay Marshall's autograph has slight smudging.This booklet was printed by Magic Inc. in the late 1970s. Stapled in the upper left corner.Softbound. 9 pages.