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'''Horace Bennett''' (July 9, 1925 - Dec 28, 1990) was born in Richmond, Virginia.
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'''Horace Bennett''' (1925 - 1990) was one of the original members of the [[SAM]] Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1947.
He got into magic around 1945 when he purchased a copy of Jean Hugard's Modern Magic Manual and
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learned about magic shops (like Holden's), magic magazines and magic societies.
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Born in Richmond, Virginia, he got into magic around 1945 after purchasing a copy of [[Jean Hugard]]'s [[Modern Magic Manual]] and learned about magic shops (like Holden's), magic magazines and magic societies.
  
 
During World War II, Horace served in the U.S. 30th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he re-enlisted in U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps and married a German girl he met in Magdeburg.
 
During World War II, Horace served in the U.S. 30th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he re-enlisted in U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps and married a German girl he met in Magdeburg.
  
Horace credits Bobo, Vernon, Slydini, Roth and Cardini as having great influence on his work.  As the "Baffling Bennett," he was a professional performer started out doing stage magic, but later preferred close-up.
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Horace credits [[Bobo]], [[Vernon]], [[Slydini]], Roth and [[Cardini]] as having great influence on his work.  As the "Baffling Bennett," he was a professional performer started out doing stage magic, but later preferred close-up.
  
He contributed effects to "[[Gen]]", [[MUM]], [[Linking Ring magazine|Linking Ring]] and [[Mantra]] magazine
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Over the years, he contributed effects to [[Gen]], [[MUM]], [[Linking Ring magazine|Linking Ring]] and [[Mantra]] magazines. There was a Horace Bennett Linking Ring Parade in MAY, 1986.<ref>Horace Bennett Parade, [[Linking Ring]], May 1986</ref>  <ref>Cover, [[The Gen]], January 1965</ref>
 
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Horace was one of the original members of the SAM Richmond Assembly founded in 1947.
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A Horace Bennett has a Linking Ring Parade in MAY, 1986.
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Mr. Bennet authored nine books on magic, most published by Jerry Mentzer.
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At the time of his death, he was employed as a security officer after some 30 years as an insurance investigator.
 
At the time of his death, he was employed as a security officer after some 30 years as an insurance investigator.
  
 
The [[IBM]] Ring 180 (Richmond, Virginia) is now known as the The Horace Bennett Ring.
 
The [[IBM]] Ring 180 (Richmond, Virginia) is now known as the The Horace Bennett Ring.
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
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Mr. Bennett authored nine books on magic, most published by [[Jerry Mentzer]].
 
* Horace Bennett's Prize-winning Magic by Hugh Miller (1968)
 
* Horace Bennett's Prize-winning Magic by Hugh Miller (1968)
* Bennett's Best
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* Bennett's Best (1975)
* On Your Feet
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* On Your Feet (1978)
* Bennett's Fourth Book
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* Bennett's Fourth Book (1981)
* Downs Palm Technique
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* Downs Palm Technique (1981)
* Alternate Handlings
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* Alternate Handlings (1983)
* Familiar Themes  
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* Familiar Themes (1984)
* Magic Afoot  
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* The Bennett's Touch (1986)
* The Bennett Touch
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* Magic Afoot (1988)
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== References ==
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* Obit, [[MUM]], March 1991
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[[Category:Biographies|Bennett, H]]
 
[[Category:Biographies|Bennett, H]]
 
[[Category:American magicians|Bennett, H]]
 
[[Category:American magicians|Bennett, H]]
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Revision as of 04:58, 28 December 2011

Horace Bennett (1925 - 1990) was one of the original members of the SAM Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1947.

Horace Bennett
BornHorace Eugene Bennett
July 9, 1925
Richmond, Virginia
DiedDecember 28, 1990 (age 65)
Richmond, Virginia
Resting placepossibly Maury Cemetery

Born in Richmond, Virginia, he got into magic around 1945 after purchasing a copy of Jean Hugard's Modern Magic Manual and learned about magic shops (like Holden's), magic magazines and magic societies.

During World War II, Horace served in the U.S. 30th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he re-enlisted in U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps and married a German girl he met in Magdeburg.

Horace credits Bobo, Vernon, Slydini, Roth and Cardini as having great influence on his work. As the "Baffling Bennett," he was a professional performer started out doing stage magic, but later preferred close-up.

Over the years, he contributed effects to Gen, MUM, Linking Ring and Mantra magazines. There was a Horace Bennett Linking Ring Parade in MAY, 1986.[1] [2]

At the time of his death, he was employed as a security officer after some 30 years as an insurance investigator.

The IBM Ring 180 (Richmond, Virginia) is now known as the The Horace Bennett Ring.


Books

Mr. Bennett authored nine books on magic, most published by Jerry Mentzer.

  • Horace Bennett's Prize-winning Magic by Hugh Miller (1968)
  • Bennett's Best (1975)
  • On Your Feet (1978)
  • Bennett's Fourth Book (1981)
  • Downs Palm Technique (1981)
  • Alternate Handlings (1983)
  • Familiar Themes (1984)
  • The Bennett's Touch (1986)
  • Magic Afoot (1988)


References

  • Obit, MUM, March 1991
  1. Horace Bennett Parade, Linking Ring, May 1986
  2. Cover, The Gen, January 1965
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