Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2017.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Difference between revisions of "Werner Dornfield"

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Books)
m
Line 1: Line 1:
 
[[Werner F. Dornfield]] (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a National President and then Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]].
 
[[Werner F. Dornfield]] (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a National President and then Dean of the [[Society of American Magicians]].
  
As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show. Dorny became involved with the [[I.B.M.]] and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.
+
As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show. Dorny became involved with the [[I.B.M.]] and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.  
  
 
He was a close friend of [[Houdini]] and [[Thurston]]. Howard Thurston had asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.
 
He was a close friend of [[Houdini]] and [[Thurston]]. Howard Thurston had asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.
  
 
The Chicago SAM Assembly #3, which he was a founder member, was named in his honor.  He was also a member of the [[Magic Circle]], the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.  
 
The Chicago SAM Assembly #3, which he was a founder member, was named in his honor.  He was also a member of the [[Magic Circle]], the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.  
 +
 +
Dorny regularly he penned a column for Abbott's [[Tops]] magazine.
  
 
== Honors and Awards ==
 
== Honors and Awards ==

Revision as of 11:00, 1 May 2010

Werner F. Dornfield (October 7, 1892 - September 5, 1982), known as "Dorny", was a National President and then Dean of the Society of American Magicians.

As a soldier in World War I, he became a member of the variety show. Dorny became involved with the I.B.M. and was given Number 4, though he claimed to be the first official member since the others were all officers.

He was a close friend of Houdini and Thurston. Howard Thurston had asked him to head his No.2 show, but he chose to be a magical MC for a lot less money and a lot fewer headaches.

The Chicago SAM Assembly #3, which he was a founder member, was named in his honor. He was also a member of the Magic Circle, the Dean of the Mazda Mystic Ring and the Wizards' Club in Chicago.

Dorny regularly he penned a column for Abbott's Tops magazine.

Honors and Awards

Books

References