|Born||Clinton Charles Riedel|
March 30, 1908
|Died||March 11, 1995 (age 86) |
Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Clint Riedel (1908-1995), an East Coast part-time stage magician, was a sign painter and artist by trade.
Inspired in 1920 seeing a Thurston show, Riedel started performing full-time after retiring as a sign painter in 1937. He specialized in silk manipulation.
With his wife, Millie, the couple first did tent shows, but changed to auditorium and shows in halls after the birth of their son. They performed a two-hour magic show about 100 times a year for 20 years, retiring the show in 1960.
- The Magic of Riedel, by Jim Klein
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 3, November 1952, News of the Magic Dealers Association, inc. Clint Riedel, page 120
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 33, No. 7, September 1953, Riedel, by Eddie Clever, page 19
- M-U-M, Vol. 85, No. 1, June 1995, Broken Wands, Clinton C. Riedel, page 42
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 78, No. 2, February 1998, Pictures From The Past, page 52, Answer to Pictures From The Past, page 123