George McAthy

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George McAthy

Cover of Genii (1944)
BornMay 24, 1910
Oswego, New York,
DiedSeptember 7, 1971 (age 61)
Burbank, California

George McAthy (1910-1971), also known as Mandroop the magician, was an amateur magician and member of the IBM.[1][2][3]

Biography

McAthy wrote a column, "For Vents Only" for a number of years for Tops Magazine (he was on the cover in 1944)

He formed a comedy magical society called the "D.O.P.E.S." (the Deceptive Order of Prestidigitoral Entertainers).

He was a member of the IBM Ring 21 in Hollywood, California.[4]

McAthy also made the covers of Linking Ring in 1953 and Genii again in 1967.

Books

  • Gags, Tricks and Patter (1936)
  • Double Talk (1938)
  • Mandroop's Gloombusters (1945)
  • Smart Talk for Magicians and M.C.'s (1945)
  • Smart Business for Magicians & M.C.'s (1946)
  • Smart Tricks for Magicians & M.C.'s (1947)
  • 12 Ways to Use the Big Nickel (1959)
  • Magicomedy: By McAthy ; Illustrated by Micky Hades (1967)
  • Magic From the Dope Den by George Mcathy (1967)
  • New Laff-Tested Dialogues by George McAthy (1967)
  • The Dope Sheet by George McAthy (1967)
  • Smart Stuff (1970)
  • Laff Letters (1978)

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, April, 1932
  2. Cover of Genii Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 12, August 1944, GEORGE McATHY (Mandroop, the Magician), page 411
  3. Cover of Genii 1967 August
  4. http://www.ibmring21.org/famous.html
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 26, No. 9, November 1946, Life Story of George McAthy, by Tommy Windsor, page 27
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 32, No. 12, February 1953, George McAthy ... His Story, by Eddie Clever, page 15
  • The New Tops, Vol. 8, No. 10, October 1968, Cover Portrait … GEORGE McATHY, by Nail Foster, page 2
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 52, No. 1339, September 1971, GEORGE McATHY – A TRIBUTE, by Eric Lewis, page 206
  • The New Tops, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 1971, George McAthy, September 9. 1971, An Appreciation, by Clarke C. Crandall, page 22
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 51, No. 11, November 1971, A Tribute George McAthy, by Eric C. Lewis, page 106


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