|Born||Conrad H. Krebs|
|Died||December 5, 1987 (age 92) |
Connie Krebs (c.1894-1987) was a collector of magic for years started performing a little after the encouragement from Orson Welles.
While he never performed professionally, Krebs was highly regarded in the magic world and served as president of the Los Angeles/Hollywood chapter of the Society of American Magicians.
A major force in the public relations field of Hollywood's heyday, he also was an artist on the "King Kong" film. He worked for a time for the Wrigley family and instituted package tours of Catalina Island.
During WW II, he developed the Hollywood Bond Cavalcade, a train tour through the United States that sold over $1 billion in bonds.