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Richard D. Buffum (1921 - September 23, 2003.  
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'''Richard D. Buffum''' (1921-2003) was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times (where he tried to sneak in magical topics for the public whenever possible) and publisher of Abracadabra Press starting in 1979. <ref>http://www.magictimes.com/archives/2003/2003-09_29-05.html</ref> <ref>"Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost" in The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 3, March 1986, page 52</ref>
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He was elected into the [[Society of American Magicians]] Hall of Fame and received the H. Adrian Smith Literary Award.
  
Born in 1921, in Long Beach, California.
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[[Dai Vernon]] had spent a week at Buffum's home in 1965 putting his life story on audio tape. The tapes were eventually transcribed and used for the book The [[Vernon Chronicles]] Volume IV: He Fooled Houdini Dai Vernon A Magical Life (1992).<ref>Obit [[Magicol]] No. 149</ref><ref>Obit [[Genii 2003 November]]</ref>
  
A columnist for the Los Angeles Times (where he tried to sneak in magical topics for the public whenever possible) and publisher of Abracadabra Press starting in 1979.
 
 
He was elected into the [[Society of American Magicians]] Hall of Fame and received the H. Adrian Smith Literary Award.
 
 
[[Dai Vernon]] had spent a week at Buffum's home in 1965 putting his life story on audio tape. The tapes were eventually transcribed and used for the book The [[Vernon Chronicles]] Volume IV: He Fooled Houdini Dai Vernon A Magical Life (1992).
 
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
 
 
*The Cone and Balls (1961)
 
*The Cone and Balls (1961)
 
*[[Keep the Wheels Turning]] (with [[Carl Owen]]) (1977)
 
*[[Keep the Wheels Turning]] (with [[Carl Owen]]) (1977)
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== References ==
 
== References ==
* Obit [[Magicol]] No. 149
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[[Category:Biographies]]
 
[[Category:Biographies]]
 
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Revision as of 14:48, 9 July 2012

Richard D. Buffum (1921-2003) was a columnist for the Los Angeles Times (where he tried to sneak in magical topics for the public whenever possible) and publisher of Abracadabra Press starting in 1979. [1] [2]

Richard Buffum
BornRichard D. Buffum
March 5, 1921
Long Beach, California
DiedSeptember 23, 2003 (age 82)

He was elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and received the H. Adrian Smith Literary Award.

Dai Vernon had spent a week at Buffum's home in 1965 putting his life story on audio tape. The tapes were eventually transcribed and used for the book The Vernon Chronicles Volume IV: He Fooled Houdini Dai Vernon A Magical Life (1992).[3][4]


Books

Published by Abracadabra Press

  • Stanley Collins: Society Entertainer & Magic Collector (1984)
  • The Haunted Hat (1985)
  • The Magic- Shop (1988)
  • Henri Robin: Expositor of Science and Magic (1990)
  • Harlan Tarbell (1993)


References

  1. http://www.magictimes.com/archives/2003/2003-09_29-05.html
  2. "Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost" in The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 3, March 1986, page 52
  3. Obit Magicol No. 149
  4. Obit Genii 2003 November
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