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Magic Ian

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Magic Ian
BornIan Sutz
circa 1950
Brooklyn, New York
DiedJuly 4, 2013 (age 62)

Magic Ian (1950-2013), also known as Ian Garrison, started magic at age 24 and ran a magic shop in Middletown, New York from 1974 until he moved to Florida in 1988 (but his parents kept operating it until 2000.)

Biography

Ian began lecturing on his inventions and improvements of standard magic gimmicks in 1977. He co-founded the SAM assembly #147, with Jeff McBride, in 1977 in Middletown and served as its secretary. Ian would later serve as Vice President of IBM Ring 258 in Leesburg, FLorida.

From 1989 to 1995, he owned and operated Tropic Cinemagic Theater in Leesburg, Florida.

Ian lived the last part of his life in Bushnell, Florida, continuing to lecture and sell magic on-line.

Marketed effects

  • 1977 "Sutz Cutz" - an unusual cut and restored rope effect.
  • 1978 "Coin Balloon-acy" -Borrowed marked coin winds up inside a balloon.
  • 1978 "Disc Go Dime (four stars in Genii magazine) - bingo chip placed on a key visually changes to a dime.
  • 1980 Refreshments- 6 glasses full of liquid are produced from a production chamber (4 stars genii).
  • 1980 Dependelite match pull
  • 1980 Diminishing sponge ball
  • 1981 Spirit of 76 floating ball
  • 1980 Flagtastick- 3 silks change to a flag on a flagpole
  • 1982 Traveling silks - acrobatic silks without the bar
  • 1980 Universal utility clip
  • 1980 Multiplying coins
  • 1980 Slapcuffs
  • 1979 Pepsilkola
  • 1984 Mylar (silver) Mouth coils
  • 1983 Pipsqueak
  • 1982 Thumb dyed
  • 1982 Super-steal holdout
  • 1983 Blendo tie
  • 2008 Dances with ropes

Books

  • Liars Handbook (1971)
  • Magic w/a Steel Ball and Tube (1980)
  • 110 tricks w/a Stripper Deck (1980)
  • 110 Tricks w/a Svengali Deck (1980)
  • "Best Dam Tricks" (later as 25 Rubber Penetration Tricks) (1980)

Videos

  • Magic Ian's Lecture DVDs (2007)

References