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Doc Marcus

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Doc Marcus
BornArthur Marcus

Flourished1910s - 1970s

Doc Marcus (fl. 1910s-1970s), billed as "The Mad Magician", was an American nightclub comedy magician.

Biography

He was known for his double-talking and ability to let his upper plate of his false teeth to slip down while talking.[1]

In 1949, he was briefly on the Milton Berle television show.

In 1956 he returned to the United States from a 37-week tour in Europe, where he played London's Palladium. He toured Army installations with Joe DiMaggio in 1959.

He promotional photograph can be seen at the Conjuring Arts exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic."[2]

The Sarasota Herald Tribune for March 18, 1971 reported that Doc became the "host and entertainer for the Broday restaurants."[3]

References

  1. Linking Ring, February, 1986, page 47
  2. http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/doc-marcus/
  3. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1755&dat=19710318&id=hLkqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=S2YEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7183,602322