|Born||Robert Henry Arkley|
|Died||May 18, 2013 |
Bob Ostin (1929-2013) was a prolific inventor of magic.
He started out his performing career with a Cabaret Act.
Ostin invented several Close-up and Children's effects which were marketed by Ken Brooke. He lectured at most magic club in UK and around Europe. He was a lifelong member of the Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle.
- Dice Prediction (1954)
- Submarine Card (1969)
- Beam Shot (1969)
- Fingertip Fantasies (1968)
- Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card by Karl Fulves (1983)
- Bob Ostin: A Lifetime of Magical Inventions by Stephen Tucker (2005)
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 11, September 1991, British Performers Special Magic Section, Bob Ostin, page 738