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Bill Woodfield

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Bill Woodfield
BornWilliam Read Woodfield
January 21, 1928
San Francisco, California
DiedNovember 24, 2001 (age 73)
Los Angeles, California

William Read Woodfield (January 21, 1928 - November 24, 2001) was an Emmy-nominated movie and television producer and amateur magician.


Woodfield started the magic newsletter Magicana which was later published in Genii as a magazine within a magazine .

He wrote scripts for many television series including "Columbo", "Perry Mason," "Ironside." and "Diagnosis Murder." As a story consultant for the television series "Mission Impossible," often worked magical illusions into the story lines.

Woodfield was also an artist and photographer. His photos have appeared in magazines including Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and the Saturday Evening Post. His first professional photo assignment was a picture of Elizabeth Taylor with her new baby, which appeared in Life magazine. Woodfield was a still photographer for films, including "Sparticus." He also designed record albums and magazine layouts for Frank Sinatra. He left photography in the 1960s to pursue a his writing career.[1][2]


  2. Obit Genii Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 2, February 2002, William Read Woodfield, age 73, died…, page 16
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