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'''Dr. Ralph Marcom''', [[M.I.M.C.]], was an award-winning magician, actor, author, and columnist for [[The Linking Ring]] who performed as MarcoM the Mountebank.
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'''Dr. Ralph Marcom''' [[M.I.M.C.]] (1934-2010), was an award-winning magician, actor, author, and columnist for [[The Linking Ring]] who performed as MarcoM the Mountebank.<ref>http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=233031#Post233031</ref>
  
 
During Korean War, he was a Marine Corps drill instructor. Marcom worked in carnivals, theatre, nightclubs, radio and television before finishing medical school and becoming a physician in Honey Grove, Texas.<ref>MUM, February 1978</ref>  
 
During Korean War, he was a Marine Corps drill instructor. Marcom worked in carnivals, theatre, nightclubs, radio and television before finishing medical school and becoming a physician in Honey Grove, Texas.<ref>MUM, February 1978</ref>  
  
He was inspired to take up magic as a semi-pro after marrying Vampira ([[Gloria Marcom]]) in 1968. Starting in 1981 they occasionally worked at a Renaissance Faire as "MarcoM the Mountebank and Lady Gloria."
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He was inspired to take up magic as a semi-pro after marrying Vampira ([[Gloria Marcom]]) in 1968. Starting in 1981 they occasionally worked at a Renaissance Faire as "MarcoM the Mountebank and Lady Gloria."<ref>http://marcomthemountebank.com</ref>
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He served as a president of [[T.A.O.M.]]. <ref>http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=230905#Post230905</ref>
  
He served as a president of [[T.A.O.M.]]. <ref>http://marcomthemountebank.com</ref>
 
 
== Awards ==
 
== Awards ==
 
* ? Best close-upperformance at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Cavalcade of Magic
 
* ? Best close-upperformance at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Cavalcade of Magic
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* 1972 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
 
* 1972 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
 
* 1973 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
 
* 1973 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
* 1974 - Best Close-Up Magic ([[]]Midwest Magic Jubilee)
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* 1974 - Best Close-Up Magic ([[Midwest Magic Jubilee]])
 
* 1976 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
 
* 1976 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
 
* 1977 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
 
* 1977 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
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* MarcoM's Chain Escape
 
* MarcoM's Chain Escape
 
* MarcoM's Chain Reaction
 
* MarcoM's Chain Reaction
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* The Magic of MarcoM
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* The Magic of MarcoM (1974)
* Marcom Presents (1979)
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* MagicaLimericks (1977)
* MagicaLimericks
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* Licentious Limericks (1978)
* Licentious Limericks
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* Marcom Presents Magic (1979)
* This Rough Magic (I & II)(Lectures)
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* Rimes Without Reason (1985)
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* This Rough Magic (I & II)(Lectures) (1987)
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* MarcoM Magic: Tricks You Can Do
 
* MarcoM Magic: Tricks You Can Do
 
* And The Winner Is...
 
* And The Winner Is...
* Rimes Without Reason
 
 
* A Slim Volume
 
* A Slim Volume
* "...from the table of my memory..."
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* "...from the table of my memory..." [The Linking Ring column]
 
* Lord of Legerdemain
 
* Lord of Legerdemain
== References ==
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* <references />
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{{References}}
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Revision as of 20:07, 6 December 2012

Ralph A. Marcom
BornRalph A. Marcom
March 30, 1934
Levelland, Texas
DiedOctober 2010 (age 76)
Paris, Texas (USA)
NationalityAmerican

Dr. Ralph Marcom M.I.M.C. (1934-2010), was an award-winning magician, actor, author, and columnist for The Linking Ring who performed as MarcoM the Mountebank.[1]

During Korean War, he was a Marine Corps drill instructor. Marcom worked in carnivals, theatre, nightclubs, radio and television before finishing medical school and becoming a physician in Honey Grove, Texas.[2]

He was inspired to take up magic as a semi-pro after marrying Vampira (Gloria Marcom) in 1968. Starting in 1981 they occasionally worked at a Renaissance Faire as "MarcoM the Mountebank and Lady Gloria."[3]

He served as a president of T.A.O.M.. [4]

Contents

Awards

  •  ? Best close-upperformance at the Tulsa, Oklahoma Cavalcade of Magic
  • 1971 - Best Close-Up Magic (T.A.O.M.)
  • 1972 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
  • 1973 - Best Comedy Magic (T.A.O.M.)
  • 1974 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
  • 1976 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
  • 1977 - Best Close-Up Magic (Midwest Magic Jubilee)
  • 1978 - Limerick Laureate (M-U-M Magazine)
  • 1979 - Best Close-Up Magic (International Brotherhood of Magicians)

Tricks

  • MarcoM's Leprechauns
  • The Sheikh's Bequest
  • MarcoM's Werewolf
  • The Lady or The Tiger?
  • MarcoM's Chain Escape
  • MarcoM's Chain Reaction

Books

  • The Magic of MarcoM (1974)
  • MagicaLimericks (1977)
  • Licentious Limericks (1978)
  • Marcom Presents Magic (1979)
  • Rimes Without Reason (1985)
  • This Rough Magic (I & II)(Lectures) (1987)
  • MarcoM Magic: Tricks You Can Do
  • And The Winner Is...
  • A Slim Volume
  • "...from the table of my memory..." [The Linking Ring column]
  • Lord of Legerdemain


References

  1. http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=233031#Post233031
  2. MUM, February 1978
  3. http://marcomthemountebank.com
  4. http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=230905#Post230905


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