Points of interest
Current and historical landmarks around Baltimore include:
- Illusions Bar and Grill on 1025 S. Charles Street in Baltimore
- Denny & Lee Magic Studio, located just outside Baltimore in Rosedale, Maryland.
- The Magic Warehouse, located just north in Owings Mills, Maryland
- Comedy & Magic Society show in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Events that occurred in Baltimore
- Signor Falconi (fl. 1780-1816) performed at the Old Theater in Baltimore, Maryland on December 3rd in 1787.
- Harry Kellar retired on May 16, 1908 with his last show at Fords Theater in Baltimore. He handed over the mantle of America's Greatest Magician to Howard Thurston.
- Demons Club of Baltimore, Maryland was inaugurated on December 7, 1911 at the home of Arthur D. Gans, after the Society of Baltimore Magicians had disintegrated.
- The Society of Osiris Magicians formed officially on April 6, 1923 and incorporated in Maryland was founded by Thomas Worthington in March of 1924.
- The Pyramid Magic Club was a founded on February 2, 1925 in Baltimore, the city's first all-boy's conjuring organization.
- Magic Collectors' Weekend, hosted by Society of Osiris, was held in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000.
Magicians, past and present, who have lived or worked in and around Baltimore:
- Jacob Zemon (1868-1903) was a magician and restaurant owner in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Arthur Moris (1882-?) retired from performing and made his home in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and their three children. Meetings of the National Conjurors Association's Baltimore division (Local #5) were held at his home.
- John Wyman (1816-1881) lived in Baltimore Md and Washington, D.C. during his career before eventually making Philadelphia his home.
- William T. Zerr (fl. 1940s-1950s) performed as "Zerr, the Mystic Mind" at charity events in Baltimore during the 1930s and 40s.
- Milbourne Christopher (1914-1984) was born in Baltimore on March 23.
- Robert Heller performed as a concert pianist Baltimore in 1854.
- Howie Schwarzman (b. 1927, New York) resides in Baltimore.
- Tom Osborne (1902-1963) grew up in Baltimore but move to Philadelphia in the late 1930s.
- Frank Chapman (1901-1954) was born in Baltimore and wrote a column called "Chap's Corner" in Genii (1937-1944).
- Hen Fetsch (1912-1961), a boyhood friend of Milbourne Christopher, was born in Baltimore.
- Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans (1861-1949) Evans studied law at the University of Maryland, and began a practice in Baltimore City, but soon abandoned the legal profession for journalism. He died at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Bob Hummer (1906-1981), an eccentric magician who invented tricks like the Whirling Card, died in Baltimore.
- Henning Nelms (1900-1986), a lawyer, theatrical director, amateur magician and novelist, was born in Baltimore.
- Thomas Chew Worthington III (1882 - 1953) was born in Baltimore.
- Herbert A. Davis (1869-1944), a magician on the East Coast, died in Baltimore.
- Edgar Heyl (1911-1993), was a chemist employed by the State of Maryland, a magic performer, scholar, collector and later magic dealer in Baltimore.
- Samri Frikell (1893 - 1952), born Charles Fulton Oursler in Baltimore, was an American journalist, writer, amateur magician and psychic investigator.
- Alpigini (?-1959), in his later years, moved to Baltimore and frequented Yogi Magic Mart during the late 1940s.
- Bob McAllister (1935-1998) had a career in children's television, starting with a morning shows in Norfolk, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.
- Phil Thomas (1912-1998) was owner of Yogi Magic Mart in Baltimore Maryland.
- William Lindsay Gresham (1909-1962), an American novelist best-known work is Nightmare Alley (1946) and a biography of Houdini, was born in Baltimore.
- Isaac Twamley, a semi-professional magician, known for his "Smoking Clay Pipes" routine moved to Baltimore by 1917 and was active in the magic societies.
- Arthur D. Gans (1890-1963) toured as "the safety first magician",Gans was the Safety Agent for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
- George Weisensel (1898-1990), aka Weisini, moved to the Baltimore, Maryland area in 1924, where he later became a traveling dental salesman.
- Wayne Raeke (1934-1998), a barber, amateur magician, author, lecturer, teacher, and dealer, was born in Baltimore.
- Earl Canapp (1923-1989), a part-time professional magician known for his "The Senile Sorcerer" , died in Baltimore.
- Herbert B. Davis (1906-1993), who entertained audiences for 70 years, lived for a time in Baltimore.
- Charles Culver (fl. 1940s-1950s) was President of the Baltimore Maryland Demons Club in 1950.
- Donald M. Cohen (c.1926-2013), a retired credit manager who performed as "Magic Don", was born in Baltimore.
- Earle G. Heyl (1879-1960), a semi-professional magician, died in Baltimore.
- Vincent Carey(1898-1975), who performed as a magician (as Carini), a clown (as "Vino"),died in Baltimore.
- Ernest B. Marx (1898-1956), the founder of the Pyramid Magic Club and active member of the Society of Osiris in Baltimore was a teacher at Baltimore City College.
- Dean Carnegie was born in Baltimore.
- Larry Becker was born in Baltimore.
- Dantini (1906-1979), the stage name of Vincent Cierkes, was a showman for more than fifty years performing in night clubs, vaudeville, carnivals, private parties and as an extra in movies.
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