R. Temple Greystoke
|R. Temple Greystoke|
|Born||Wreford Stough Price|
January 11, 1901
Shady Grove, Alabama
|Died||May 17, 1973 (age 72) |
Inspired after seeing Eugene Laurant in 1908, he started his professional career in magic with a show at Glencoe, Kentucky in 1921. Starting out using the stage name "Rah-Mona", he did children's shows and a dog act. In late 1929, he changed his stage name to Greystoke due to the popularity of a song, Ramona which referred to a girl.
By 1930, Greystoke also developed a Spook Show called "Ali Baba's Midnight Ghost Show". By 1934, it became so popular he was doing spook shows exclusively.
In 1941, he returned to a straight magic show, which he performed until ill health forced him to retire in 1955. He moved to Alabama to live with his brother. Greystroke would suffered from Parkinson's disease. 
- ↑ Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, April, 1933
- ↑ "Letters from the Past" December, 2007 of The Linking Ring
- ↑ R. Temple Greystoke, Chautauqua, Ghost Show, Dogs by David Price, Linking Ring, September, 1964
- ↑ Obit, Editorial By Leslie Guest, MUM, Vol. 63, no. 1, June, 1973, page 5
- ↑ Obit Genii 1973 February