Tops (May 1970)
|Born||Robert Mason Stenner|
September 5, 1924
|Died||February 2, 1998 (age 73) |
Robert (Bob) Stenner (1924-1998) was a pro magician, puppeteer, vent and mentalist since age 15, working first as “Larry Hartz”.
In 1945 he took the name to “Bob Mason”. He worked as an actor in Hollywood movies and TV, mainly westerns, he was an assistant and understudy to John Calvert, was a partner with Leon & Velvet Mandrake, and assisted Kirk Kirkham.
Played schools with puppet and vent act for elementary schools and mindreading for higher grades. Stenner marketed several tricks and had articles in Tops, Abbott's house publication and did lots of club dates in the Detroit area.
- Genii Magazines, Vol. 4, No. 11, July 1940, Genii Juniors, by Billy Larson, Jr. – Robert Stenner, page 343
- Cover, The New Tops, Vol. 10, No. 5, May 1970, Cover Portrait … Robert Mason … by Neil Foster, page 4
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 4, April 1998, Broken Wand, Bob (Robert Stenner) Mason, page 152