great magician has gone
Wand - Eddie Tullocke
from Gene Urban forwarded on by George Schindler
wanted to let the communality know that the man who created
trade show magic as an industry has passed
is gone. Its a sad day for us and probably a blessing
for Eddie who has been in ill health for quite some time.
I have not heard about a ceremony.
was an incredible man. Some called him the voice because
he could project like no other. I met him just as he was
retiring. I believe he was 80 at the time and was coming
off the road. He was a true road warrior having performed
at some 40 trade shows a year in for several decades. Best
estimate is that he performed for about 50 years.
would love to write more, but time does not allow tonight.
Say a prayer and hold a moment of respectful silence for
a legend gone by.
wishes to all of you,
the Whaley's Who's Who in Magic
(USA: fl.1930s-90s) Pro trade-show magician since 1937,
plausibly the founder of that specialty. In 1971, working
only 9 months, he was believed to have earned more money
than any other magician in the USA. 1987 AMA Performing
Fellowship. Rated among world's top 6 trade-show magicians
until retired in the early 1990s. Wrote Tullock: The Real
Truth about Trade Show Magic (1996, 64pp, with Gene Urban
& Kenton Knepper). NOTE: Surname often misspelled "Tulloch".