|Born||James Edward Zachary|
February 26, 1933
|Died||March 14, 2017 (age 84) |
James "Zee" E. Zachary (1933-2017) was a performer, inventor, manufacturer, producer, dealer, author, collector, and mentor. He enjoyed performing and was known for his dice stacking routines.
A cabinet maker by profession, he developed skill in working with plexiglass and turned it into a magic manufacturing business, The Magic Workshop. He expanded into metal machining and produced a line of Okito boxes and related items including the Jim Zee slot box. He eventually opened The Magic Workshop as a magic store as well.
Zachary was also a founding partner of Studio of Magic, which succeeded The Magic Workshop store.
Zachary was the longtime dealer chairman for the SAM National Conventions and was president of the SAM in 1980-81. He was also a member of the IBM, a member of the Inner Magic Circle, and a founding member of the Move Masters.
- Zack Stacks (1979)
- Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 70, No. 3, August 1980, James E. Zachary, magician-of-the-month, by George Schindler, page 7
- M-U-M, Vol. 85, No. 12, May 1996, Magic Dealers Magic, page 29