Johnny Thompson

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Johnny Thompson is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."
 
 
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'''Johnny Thompson''' (b.1934) is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."<ref>[[Genii_1976_November]]</ref>
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== Biography ==
 
Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act [[The Great Tomsoni & Company]] in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.<ref>Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)</ref>
 
Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act [[The Great Tomsoni & Company]] in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.<ref>Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)</ref>
  
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He is also a bass harmonica player.<ref>http://www.johnnythompson.com/</ref>
 
He is also a bass harmonica player.<ref>http://www.johnnythompson.com/</ref>
  
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* Commercial Classics of Magic Vol. 1-4 (1999)
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* Vernon's Variant
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* M-U-M, Vol. 66, No. 7, December 1976, JOHN THOMPSON magician-of-the-month by Roy Snyder, page 9
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* [[Genii 1986 September|Genii, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 1986]], The Great Tomsoni & Company Issue, Max Maven Interviews John Thompson, page 220
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 10, October 1993, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost by John Booth, THE GREAT TOMSONI & COMPANY, page 80
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* [[Genii 2007 December|Genii, Vol. 70, No. 12, December 2007]], The Company of Tomsoni, An Interview with Johnny Thompson by DAVID REGAL, page 54
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Latest revision as of 13:41, 10 August 2014

Johnny Thompson

Cover of Genii (1976)
BornJohn Max Thompson
July 27, 1934
Chicago, Illinois

Johnny Thompson (b.1934) is a Las Vegas illusionist who performs under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."[1]

Biography

Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act The Great Tomsoni & Company in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.[2]

He's widely known as a mentor and teacher of magic, and has worked behind the scenes to develop tricks with Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and Criss Angel, among others.

He has been featured on many episodes of "Criss Angel's Mindfreak", the "Hair" episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!, and the film "The Aristocrats".

He is also a bass harmonica player.[3]

Videos

  • Commercial Classics of Magic Vol. 1-4 (1999)
  • Vernon's Variant

References

  1. Genii_1976_November
  2. Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)
  3. http://www.johnnythompson.com/
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  • M-U-M, Vol. 66, No. 7, December 1976, JOHN THOMPSON magician-of-the-month by Roy Snyder, page 9
  • Genii, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 1986, The Great Tomsoni & Company Issue, Max Maven Interviews John Thompson, page 220
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 10, October 1993, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost by John Booth, THE GREAT TOMSONI & COMPANY, page 80
  • Genii, Vol. 70, No. 12, December 2007, The Company of Tomsoni, An Interview with Johnny Thompson by DAVID REGAL, page 54
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