Richard Barrs

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'''Richard Barrs''', son of semi-pro magician [[Percy Barrs]],  won a competition held at Maskelyne's Theatre [[St. George’s Hall]] on April 13, 1932, from fifty other juvenile competitors.<ref>Magic Circular, October 1946.</ref>
 
'''Richard Barrs''', son of semi-pro magician [[Percy Barrs]],  won a competition held at Maskelyne's Theatre [[St. George’s Hall]] on April 13, 1932, from fifty other juvenile competitors.<ref>Magic Circular, October 1946.</ref>
  
This success at the age of 12, led to a professional engagement at that theatre.<ref>Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1930) </ref>
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This success at the age of 12, led to a professional engagement at that theatre.<ref>Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934) </ref>
  
 
In 1946, Barrs played two weeks at the Olympia in Ireland with a card act, one of his features being the color-change of his waistcoat.<ref> Abra July 6, 1946</ref>
 
In 1946, Barrs played two weeks at the Olympia in Ireland with a card act, one of his features being the color-change of his waistcoat.<ref> Abra July 6, 1946</ref>
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Revision as of 07:56, 9 November 2010

Richard Barrs
BornJune 12, 1919
Surrey, England

Richard Barrs, son of semi-pro magician Percy Barrs, won a competition held at Maskelyne's Theatre St. George’s Hall on April 13, 1932, from fifty other juvenile competitors.[1]

This success at the age of 12, led to a professional engagement at that theatre.[2]

In 1946, Barrs played two weeks at the Olympia in Ireland with a card act, one of his features being the color-change of his waistcoat.[3]

References

  1. Magic Circular, October 1946.
  2. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  3. Abra July 6, 1946


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