Dariel Fitzkee

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[[Dariel Fitzkee]] (1898-1977) was the pen name of Dariel Fitzroy. He was a semi-professional magician/author, born in Annawan, Illinois. His trilogy, known as The Fitzkee Trilogy is considered by many to be an important contribution to the theory of magic.
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[[Dariel Fitzkee]] (May 14, 1898- April 6, 1977) was the pen name of Dariel Fitzroy. An acoustical engineer by profession, he was a semi-professional magician/author, born in Annawan, Illinois. His trilogy, known as The Fitzkee Trilogy is considered by many to be an important contribution to the theory of magic.
  
In his memoir, Born Standing Up, comedian and one-time magician Steve Martin describes Fitzkee's Showmanship for Magicians as "more important to me than The Catcher In The Rye," adding that they were, coincidentally, distant relatives by marriage.
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Starting in the October, 1938 he began a column in [[Genii]] called "Glimpses of Strange Shadows" which was to run almost two years. Then starting in March,
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1944 Dariel began the monthly column of book and magazine reviews which ran for
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over 12 years.
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In Steve Martin's memoir, Born Standing Up, comedian and one-time magician describes Fitzkee's Showmanship for Magicians as "more important to me than The Catcher In The Rye," adding that they were, coincidentally, distant relatives by marriage.
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It's also been told that [[Tommy Wonder]] learned English just so he could read Fitzkee's trilogy.
  
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
* Magic by Misdirection (1975), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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*Only 6 Ways To Restore
* The Trick Brain (1944), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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*A Rope Misdirection for Magicians
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*The Strange Inventions of Dr Ervin
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*Contact Mind Reading
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*Chinese Ring Manipulation
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*Cut and Restored Rope
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*Manipulation Jumbo Card Manipulation
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*Buckley s Card Problems (edited by Fitzkee)  
 
* Showmanship for Magicians (1943), Lee Jacobs, publisher
 
* Showmanship for Magicians (1943), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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* The Trick Brain (1944), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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* Magic by Misdirection (1945), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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[[Category:Biographies|Fitzkee]]
 
[[Category:Biographies|Fitzkee]]

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Dariel Fitzkee (May 14, 1898- April 6, 1977) was the pen name of Dariel Fitzroy. An acoustical engineer by profession, he was a semi-professional magician/author, born in Annawan, Illinois. His trilogy, known as The Fitzkee Trilogy is considered by many to be an important contribution to the theory of magic.

Starting in the October, 1938 he began a column in Genii called "Glimpses of Strange Shadows" which was to run almost two years. Then starting in March, 1944 Dariel began the monthly column of book and magazine reviews which ran for over 12 years.

In Steve Martin's memoir, Born Standing Up, comedian and one-time magician describes Fitzkee's Showmanship for Magicians as "more important to me than The Catcher In The Rye," adding that they were, coincidentally, distant relatives by marriage.

It's also been told that Tommy Wonder learned English just so he could read Fitzkee's trilogy.

Publications

  • Only 6 Ways To Restore
  • A Rope Misdirection for Magicians
  • The Strange Inventions of Dr Ervin
  • Contact Mind Reading
  • Chinese Ring Manipulation
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • Manipulation Jumbo Card Manipulation
  • Buckley s Card Problems (edited by Fitzkee)
  • Showmanship for Magicians (1943), Lee Jacobs, publisher
  • The Trick Brain (1944), Lee Jacobs, publisher
  • Magic by Misdirection (1945), Lee Jacobs, publisher
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