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Wand - Pavel
by Danny Archer - forwarded on by Ray Haddad
to report ... I just heard from his wife, that the wonderful
Swiss magician Pavel just passed away from cancer...
Who's Who In Magic
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(Opolany, Prague, Czechoslovakia: 4 Apr 1945- ) Stage name
of Pavel Lubomir "Paul" Pomezny. Learned at age
9. Debut at age 10. Foreign trade specialist at U of Prague.
Semi-pro general magic & inventor. 1966 Concours Magicus
(Paris) for invention. Moved to Switzerland in 1969 when he
became full-time pro. Marketed his original tricks as "Pavel's
Topmagic" since 1971. Dealer (Studio de Magie) in Geneva
1977-present. 1982 FISM 1st prize for invention (his Walking
Knot). Many lecture tours since 1967 in USA (8 times), Germany,
Portugal, France, England, & Japan.
Invented some 900 effects, including Walking Knot (1982).
Wrote as "Pavel" Wie entwickle ich einen neuen Trick?
(1964, with Mila Trinka); Zwei Dutzend und Eine Neuheit (1965,
with Josef Manas); La Magie de Pavel (1969), English ed by
Peter Warlock as The Magic of Pavel (1971); 10 Nouveaux Tours
de Pavel (6 vols, 1969-77), Pavel's 15 Micro Tricks (1971),
plus several lecture notes in German, French, & English.
Articles in most major journals since 1966, including Swami.
3 videos. Many TV bits, including the Ed Sullivan show in
[J. de la Prestidigitation11/76;Magigram8/72;Wh2]
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