This is a vintage ORIGINAL autograph on a GENII Magazine page.One of a kind!!
Dai Vernon (pronounced alternatively as "DIE" or as "DAY" as in David (June 11, 1894 – August 21, 1992), a.k.a. The Professor, was a Canadian closeup magician. His sleight of hand technique and knowledge, particularly with card tricks and close-up magic, earned him legendary status among fellow magicians,.He was also a generous mentor to other magicians.
Because of his knowledge and skill with sleight of hand, Vernon became affectionately known as The Professor. Harry Houdini famously boasted that if he saw a card trick performed three times in a row he would be able to figure it out. Vernon then showed Houdini a trick where he removed the top card of the deck and placed it second from the top, then turned over the top card to again reveal the original card. Legend has it that Houdini watched Vernon do the trick seven times, each time insisting that Vernon "do it again." Finally, Vernon's friends said, "Face it, Houdini, you're fooled." For years afterward, Vernon used the title "The Man Who Fooled Houdini" in his publicity material.
Vernon spent the last thirty years of his life as Magician-in-Residence and star attraction at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California.Dai Vernon died on August 21, 1992, in Ramona, California. His body was cremated and the ashes were interred on a shelf, with some of his magic memorabilia, at the Magic Castle.The Findagrave website states that his cremains were returned to his family after the Magic Castle was renovated.
Vernon also authored a number of books on cards sleights and other closeup techniques, as well as writing a column for GENII Magazine.His autograph is on a tearout page of his column, "The Vernon Touch".
CONDITION: excellent.Some expected age yellowing of the paper, slight foxing.This page was torn out of a GENII Magazine to be autographed by Dai Vernon. Autograph is very clear.