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William Simon (1927 - 1988)
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William Simon (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.
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Amateur cardman
 
  
Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21)
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== Biography ==
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Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted
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during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer.  After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In [[1962]], he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.
  
=Books=
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== Significant Contributions ==
*Controlled Miracles (1949)
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Created the ''Four Packets Triumph'' (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21)
*Effective Card Magic (1952)
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[[Business Card Prophesy Force]], Block Slip Cut.
*Sleightly Sensational (1954)
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*Mathematical Magic (1964)
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== Family ==
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Wife Rona (Hament) and children Anne, Barbara and Steven.
  
== References ===
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==Books==
* Genii Vol. 51* page 486 - obiturary
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*[[Controlled Miracles]] (1949)
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*[[Effective Card Magic]] (1952) (Said to have been ghost-written by Jean Hugard)
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*[[Sleightly Sensational]] (1954)
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*[[Mathematical Magic]] (1964)
  
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== References ==
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* Obit. [[Genii 1988 January]], Vol. 51, No. 7, page 486
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* [[Linking Ring]], Vol. 68, no. 7, July 1988, page 108 - Memoriam By [[Robert Orben]]
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Revision as of 15:48, 29 October 2011

William Simon (April 7, 1927 - May 6, 1988) was an amateur cardman.

Bill Simon
BornApril 07, 1927
DiedMay 06, 1988 (age 61)


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Biography

Bill entered Roanoke College at the age of 15. His college work was interrupted during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps as a cryptographer. After the war, Bill graduated from New York University. In 1962, he founded the Brassbestos Manufacturing Corporation , which he served as its President until 1984. Friend of both Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon.

Significant Contributions

Created the Four Packets Triumph (See Sleightly Sensational, page 21), Business Card Prophesy Force, Block Slip Cut.

Family

Wife Rona (Hament) and children Anne, Barbara and Steven.

Books

References

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