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Eugene Pronk

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Eugene Pronk

Cover of Genii (1944)
BornEugene C. Pronk
circa 1921
Gloversville, New York
DiedFebruary 24, 1999 (age 77)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Eugene "Gene" Pronk (c.1921-1999) performed as "Marlowe the Magician" and "Pronk the Magician".


He learned magic at age 8 and became a professional magician and escape artist by 1940.

He served as a Sargent in the Air Signal Corps and in 1947 he bought a Spook Show from John Calvert which he toured for a time. He later toured under own name with fourteen assistants called "Magic and Model Show".

He then operated a magic store, "Pronk's Pranks, Jokes & Magic", in Oklahoma and was a long time member of SAM (No. 3014).[1]

He was on the cover of April 1944 Genii and a photograph of him as "Marlowe" can be seen at the Conjuring Arts' exhibit, "The Many Faces of Magic."[2]. Also, another photo in Genii 1969 June, page 415.


  1. Broken Wand, MUM, May, 1999