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Bill Whittington

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Bill Whittington
BornBill Edgar Whittington
June 14, 1944
Merced, California
DiedNovember 12, 2012 (age 68)

Bill Whittington (1944-2012) started performing close-up magic professionally beginning in 1984, specializing in the Cups & Balls and rope effects.


A book collector, he managed The Update, a newsletter sent out to members of a magic co-op keeping up to date on the latest in magic publishing beginning in 1982.

Whittington would reopened "Golden Gate Magic Company" in 1985 as a mail order company, first with Bob Koch from Chicago (until 1988) and then with Paul Chosse (starting in 1989).[1]


  • The Update File, July 1982-September 1992 (1992)