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'''Roger Barkann''' performed as the "Trojan Trixter" while attending the University of Southern California (then known as Barkann Rosinoff). He was one of the first  magician to do an act in rhyme, the first  first editor of the SAM Parent Assembly in New York City's newsletter, [[Spellbinder]] and later became their Dean.
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'''Roger Barkann''' performed as the "Trojan Trixter" while attending the University of Southern California (then known as Barkann Rosinoff). He was one of the first  magician to do an act in rhyme. He was also the first editor of the SAM Parent Assembly in New York City's newsletter, [[Spellbinder]], and later became their Dean.
  
 
Barkann received a degree in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. From Philadelphia he moved to California where he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.  From California he came to New York and became the first qualified expert in the Insurance Field then made a name for himself in the Advertising and Public Relations Field. <ref>Obit, [[Genii 1987 May]] </ref>
 
Barkann received a degree in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. From Philadelphia he moved to California where he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.  From California he came to New York and became the first qualified expert in the Insurance Field then made a name for himself in the Advertising and Public Relations Field. <ref>Obit, [[Genii 1987 May]] </ref>
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== Bibliography ==
 
== Bibliography ==
* Patent Pending (1944)
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* [[Patent Pending]] (1944)
  
 
==Contributions==
 
==Contributions==
 
* Improved Chinese Rings [[Genii 1936 December]]
 
* Improved Chinese Rings [[Genii 1936 December]]
 
* Rapid Fire Double Location [[Genii 1937 December]]
 
* Rapid Fire Double Location [[Genii 1937 December]]
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* Improved Nikola Spelling [[Genii 1938 January]]
 
* Seeing is Believing  [[Genii 1938 August]]
 
* Seeing is Believing  [[Genii 1938 August]]
 
* A Forceful Force [[Genii 1938 September]]
 
* A Forceful Force [[Genii 1938 September]]
* Improved Nikola Spelling [[Genii 1938 January]]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 02:27, 25 June 2011

Roger Barkann
BornBarkann Rosinoff
June 25, 1909
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedMay 23, 1987 (age 77)

Roger Barkann performed as the "Trojan Trixter" while attending the University of Southern California (then known as Barkann Rosinoff). He was one of the first magician to do an act in rhyme. He was also the first editor of the SAM Parent Assembly in New York City's newsletter, Spellbinder, and later became their Dean.

Barkann received a degree in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. From Philadelphia he moved to California where he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. From California he came to New York and became the first qualified expert in the Insurance Field then made a name for himself in the Advertising and Public Relations Field. [1]

Houdini would reached out to college students to pose as medium bait, which included a young Barkann . As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, learned so much from Houdini's exposes that he was asked to demonstrate them for his fellow students at the college. He later became a magician and a member of the SAM.[2]

While at USC, Barkann was a prime mover for an SAM SAM 22 in Los Angeles charter while attending U.S.C. He became the it's first president (even though he was technically too young ). Also while at USC, he became friends with fellow classmates William Larsen Sr. and Page Wright [3]

In the late 1930s, Barkann moved to New York City and changed his name to Roger Barkaan [4]

Barkann own the Bronx Amusement Guide and after it was taken over by "Cue" magazine, he was engaged as the manager of its Bronx-Manhattan edition and he wrote articles on magic for the publication. [5]

He became the Dean of the SAM Parent Assembly in New York City in 1983.

He was a contributor to The Sphinx and Genii[6]

Bibliography

Contributions

References

  1. Obit, Genii 1987 May
  2. Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman (2006)
  3. Cover Genii 1938 March
  4. Genii 1943 June
  5. Sphinx March 1938
  6. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, June, 1931


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