Another great magician has gone
Broken Wand - Eddie Tullocke

Message from Gene Urban forwarded on by George Schindler

Just wanted to let the communality know that the man who created trade show magic as an industry has passed… Eddie Tullock is gone. It’s 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.

Eddie 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.

I 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.

Best wishes to all of you,

Gene Urban

From the Whaley's Who's Who in Magic

Tullock, Eddie
(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".

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