David Livingston Price, Jr.
|David Livingston Price, Jr.|
Cover of Genii (1962)
|Born||David Livingston Price, Jr.|
December 15, 1910
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||July 30, 1998 (age 87) |
Mariner Health Care, Nashville, Tennessee
|Resting place||Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery|
David Price (1910-1998), born in St. Louis, Missouri, was the owner of the Egyptian Hall Museum and author of Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater (1985)" Price devoted his life to the study of magic and had a close friendship with magicians worldwide.
Price joined the IBM in 1929 and was a founding member of the Southeastern Magicians Convention in 1931. He performed as "DeLivingston" during the 1930s, until a foot injury during World War II ended his onstage career.
In 1953 he purchased the contents of W.W. Durbin's Egyptian Hall in Kenton, Ohio, which Durbin had decorated with photographs of magicians (starting in 1895). That collection became the nucleus of the Egyptian Hall Museum which was moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
After David's death, his son, Dave Price III, a circus enthusiast and former magician took over the museum and eventually sold the contents to Mike Caveney and George Daily. Caveney retained the rights to the Egyptian Hall Museum name.
- MAGIC, A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater (1985)
- The Sphinx, Vol. 30, No. 3, May 1931, WHO'S WHO IN MAGIC, page 114
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 8, April 1962, Cover, Egyptian Hall Revisited, by David Price, page 310
- M-U-M, Vol. 61, No. 1, July 1971, Cover, David L. Price, magician-of the-month, by John Zweers, page 6
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 56, No. 7, May 1993, MAGIC AT THE EGYPTIAN HALL MUSEUM by Oliver Erens, page 453
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 8, August 1994, OUR COVER, David Price, Jr., page 57
- Obit. Genii 1998 September, vol. 61, no. 5.
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 10, October 1998, David Livingston Price, Jr. (15 December 1910 – 30 July 1988), by Michael Claxton, page 78, BROKEN WAND, David Livingston Price, Jr., page 158
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No. 6, June 2008, Pictures from the Past, page 32, Answers to Pictures from the Past, page 68
- Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, David Price = de Livingston, USA Zauberkünstler,; Sammler; Zauberkunst Fachschriftsteller (*15.12.1910 St. Louis, Missouri), p.268