Frances Ireland Marshall

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Frances Ireland Marshall (March 25, 1910 - May 26, 2002) was an accomplished magicienne, specializing in children's shows.[1][2]

Frances Ireland Marshall
BornFrances Marie Ahrens Vandevier
March 25, 1910
Chicago
DiedMay 26, 2002 (age 92)

Around 1931 she started working at L.L. Ireland Magic Co. in Chicago and eventually married the owner Laurie Ireland in August 21, 1940.

In 1938 she founded Magigals with Bess Houdini, an organization for female magicians. She was the first editor of its magazine and also wrote regularly for several other magic magazines including the long running "Around Chicago" column in the Linking Ring.

Frances continued to run the company after the death of Laurie in 1954. In 1955, she married magician, Jay Marshall.

In 1963, the L.L. Ireland Magic Co. was incorporated. The Marshall's renamed the company Magic, Inc..[3]

Books

  • You Don't Have To Be Crazy (1946)
  • With Frances In Magicland (1952)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 1 (1954)
  • How to Sell by Magic (1958)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 2 (1959)
  • The Sponge Book (1960)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 3 (1962)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 4 (1968)
  • Newspaper Magic (with Gene Anderson - 1968)
  • The Success Book (four volumes/1973-84)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 5 (1974)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 6 (1975)
  • The Happy Birthday Business (1978)
  • My First 50 Years (1981)
  • Those Beautiful Dames (1984)[4]

References

  1. M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 1, June 1979, WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND (A POSTSCRIPT) by Joe Palen, page 17
  2. M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.11, April 1981, S.A.M. Magic Hall Of Fame by John U. Zweers, President, page 14
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 82, No. 4, "Chicago's Magic, Inc. Celebrates Its 75th Year, by Robert K. Miller", page 43
  4. http://library.brown.edu/find/Search/Results?lookfor=Frances+Ireland+Marshall&type=Author&submit=FIND
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