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Greer Marechal

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Greer Marechal
BornGreer Marechal, Jr.
June 30, 1921
Dayton, Ohio
DiedJune 9, 1968 (age 46)
New York City

Dr. Greer Marechal (1921-1968), a research chemist, was an amateur magician and actor.[1]

Biography

Marechal worked for Carbide and Carbon Chemical Corp., Charleston, W. Va. and served as "medic" in army during World War II. He got started in magic by assisting a school-mate in a performance and met Dr. Frank Taylor as an undergraduate at Princeton.

He later became a a patent lawyer in New York City. He operated the Carousel Food and Fun Park at the 1964-65 New York's World Fair having assembled the carved wooden horses from the old carousel which used to run in Coney Island.[2]

Books

  • Magic for the Million (1957) (republished as The Complete Magician in 1977)

References

  1. By Thompson, Jr., J.G.. "My Best", 1945, p. 367
  2. Obit, New Tops, August 1968