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Earl Rybolt

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Earl Rybolt

Cover of Genii (1938)
BornEarl F. Rybolt
March 6, 1889
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedOctober 3, 1954 (age 65)

Rybolt (1889-1954) was a magician and collector from Los Angeles.


Rybolt gave two hours show which included his "Impossible Rising Cards", an any card called for rises from the pack effect.[1]

He was a president of the "Los Magicos", a member of the Mystic 27 and the IBM.

Rybolt built into his home an elevated stage, fully equipped with curtains, settings, lighting effects with sufficient size to accommodate a full evening show, and with seats for one hundred persons.[2]

Rybolt had one of the largest magic book collections of his time, having acquired Dr. A. M. Wilson's library which contained Charles T. Jordan's collection. His collection was sold to Lloyd Jones in 1943 which eventually became part of the Byron E. Walker Collection. [3][4]


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  2. Cover, Sphinx, December 1926
  3. Cover, Genii 1938 November
  4. Broken Wands, MUM, November 1954