Cover of Genii (1953)
|Died||January 26, 1962 (age 44) |
Mel Jones (c.1917-1962), hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, performed as "Mr. Magic" and "Mello, the Magical Clown" assisted by his wife Jean.
He performed on numerous local television shows as both "Mr. Magic" in 1950, as Mello the clown in Evansville, Indiana.
Besides magic, Jones worked as a continuity writer, disc jockey and radio announcer.
He once performed a full magic show at 15,000 feet in the air, in the forward end of the DC-6 cabin on an American Airlines flight and 1,500 feet below ground in a coal mine.