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[[Frances Ireland Marshall]] (March 25, 1910 - May 26, 2002) was born Frances Ahrens.  
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'''Frances Ireland Marshall''' (March 25, 1910 - May 26, 2002) was an accomplished magicienne, specializing in children's shows.<ref>M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 1, June 1979, WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND (A POSTSCRIPT) by Joe Palen, page 17</ref><ref>M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.11, April 1981, S.A.M. Magic Hall Of Fame by John U. Zweers, President, page 14</ref> 
  
Around 1931 she started working at Ireland's Magic Company in Chicago and eventually married the owner [[Laurie Ireland]].
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== Biography ==
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Around 1931 she started working at [[L.L. Ireland Magic Co.]] in Chicago and eventually married the owner [[Laurie Ireland]] in August 21, 1940.
  
Frances became an accomplished magicienne, specializing in children's shows.
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In 1938 she founded [[Magigals]] with [[Bess Houdini]], an organization for female magicians. She was the first editor of its magazine and also wrote regularly for several other magic magazines including the long running "Around Chicago" column in the [[Linking Ring]].
 
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In 1938 she founded Magigals with [[Bess Houdini]], an organization for female magicians. She was the first editor of its magazine and also wrote regularly for several other magic magazines including the long running "Around Chicago" column in the Linking Ring.
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Frances continued to run the company after the death of Laurie in 1954.
 
Frances continued to run the company after the death of Laurie in 1954.
 
In 1955, she married magician, [[Jay Marshall]].
 
In 1955, she married magician, [[Jay Marshall]].
  
In 1963, the Ireland Magic Co. was incorporated. The Marshall's renamed the
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In 1963, the [[L.L. Ireland Magic Co.]] was incorporated. The Marshall's renamed the company [[Magic, Inc.]].<ref>The Linking Ring, Vol. 82, No. 4, April 2002, "Chicago's Magic, Inc. Celebrates Its 75th Year, by Robert K. Miller", page 43</ref>
company [[Magic, Inc]].
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==Books ==
 
==Books ==
 
*You Don't Have To Be Crazy (1946)
 
*You Don't Have To Be Crazy (1946)
 
*With Frances In Magicland (1952)
 
*With Frances In Magicland (1952)
*Kid Stuff (six volumes/1954-75)
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*Kid Stuff, Vol. 1 (1954)
* How to Sell by Magic (1958)
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*How to Sell by Magic (1958)
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*[[Kid Stuff, Vol. 2]] (1959)
 
*The Sponge Book (1960)
 
*The Sponge Book (1960)
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*Kid Stuff, Vol. 3 (1962)
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*Kid Stuff, Vol. 4 (1968)
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*[[Newspaper Magic]] (with [[Gene Anderson]] - 1968)
 
*The Success Book (four volumes/1973-84)
 
*The Success Book (four volumes/1973-84)
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*Kid Stuff, Vol. 5 (1974)
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*Kid Stuff, Vol. 6 (1975)
 
*The Happy Birthday Business (1978)
 
*The Happy Birthday Business (1978)
 
*My First 50 Years (1981)
 
*My First 50 Years (1981)
*Those Beautiful Dames (1984),  
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*Those Beautiful Dames (1984)<ref>[http://library.brown.edu/find/Search/Results?lookfor=Frances+Ireland+Marshall&type=Author&submit=FIND  Frances Ireland Marshall books at Brown University]</ref>
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{{References}}
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* The Linking Ring, No. 29, No. 2, April 1949, Chicago Parade, by John Braun, Frances Ireland, page 60
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* The Conjurers’ Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, June 1949, Speaking of Pictures..., page 7
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* The Linking Ring Vol. 32, No. 1, March 1952, Frances Ireland, by Jack Lippincott, page 15
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* Cover [[Genii 1960 January]]
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 40, No. 9, November 1960, Magic Dealers Association Parade, by Frances Ireland Marshall, page 67, ANNIVERSARY SHOW, page 76
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* M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 1, June 1979, Chapters about, FRANCES AND JAY MARSHALL, magician-of-the-month by A Few Of Their Many Friends, pp. 14-24, WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND (A POSTSCRIPT) by Joe Palen, page 17
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* M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.11, April 1981, S.A.M. Magic Hall Of Fame, by John U. Zweers, President, page 14
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* The New Tops, Vol. 21, No. 5, May 1981, The First Fifty Years, A brief record of my life in Magic, Frances Marshall 1951-1955, page 31
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* MUM, Vol. 92, No. 3, AUGUST 2002, Francis Ireland Marshall, by David Goodsell, page 51
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 82, No. 8, August 2002, OUR COVER, Frances Ireland Marshall 1910-2002, by Phil Willmarth, page 41, OBITUARIES, FRANCES IRELAND MARSHALL, 92, Longtime magician a pioneer for women, by Shia Kapos, Tribune staff reporter, page 44, FAREWELL TO FRAN, by David Meyer, page 45, BROKEN WAND, FRANCES IRELAND MARSHALL, page 116
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Latest revision as of 21:26, 25 May 2019

Frances Ireland Marshall

Cover of Genii (1960)
BornFrances Marie Ahrens Vandevier
March 25, 1910
Chicago
DiedMay 26, 2002 (age 92)
Alshore House in Chicago

Frances Ireland Marshall (March 25, 1910 - May 26, 2002) was an accomplished magicienne, specializing in children's shows.[1][2]

Biography

Around 1931 she started working at L.L. Ireland Magic Co. in Chicago and eventually married the owner Laurie Ireland in August 21, 1940.

In 1938 she founded Magigals with Bess Houdini, an organization for female magicians. She was the first editor of its magazine and also wrote regularly for several other magic magazines including the long running "Around Chicago" column in the Linking Ring.

Frances continued to run the company after the death of Laurie in 1954. In 1955, she married magician, Jay Marshall.

In 1963, the L.L. Ireland Magic Co. was incorporated. The Marshall's renamed the company Magic, Inc..[3]

Books

  • You Don't Have To Be Crazy (1946)
  • With Frances In Magicland (1952)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 1 (1954)
  • How to Sell by Magic (1958)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 2 (1959)
  • The Sponge Book (1960)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 3 (1962)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 4 (1968)
  • Newspaper Magic (with Gene Anderson - 1968)
  • The Success Book (four volumes/1973-84)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 5 (1974)
  • Kid Stuff, Vol. 6 (1975)
  • The Happy Birthday Business (1978)
  • My First 50 Years (1981)
  • Those Beautiful Dames (1984)[4]

References

  1. M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 1, June 1979, WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND (A POSTSCRIPT) by Joe Palen, page 17
  2. M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.11, April 1981, S.A.M. Magic Hall Of Fame by John U. Zweers, President, page 14
  3. The Linking Ring, Vol. 82, No. 4, April 2002, "Chicago's Magic, Inc. Celebrates Its 75th Year, by Robert K. Miller", page 43
  4. Frances Ireland Marshall books at Brown University
  • The Linking Ring, No. 29, No. 2, April 1949, Chicago Parade, by John Braun, Frances Ireland, page 60
  • The Conjurers’ Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, June 1949, Speaking of Pictures..., page 7
  • The Linking Ring Vol. 32, No. 1, March 1952, Frances Ireland, by Jack Lippincott, page 15
  • Cover Genii 1960 January
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 40, No. 9, November 1960, Magic Dealers Association Parade, by Frances Ireland Marshall, page 67, ANNIVERSARY SHOW, page 76
  • M-U-M, Vol. 69, No. 1, June 1979, Chapters about, FRANCES AND JAY MARSHALL, magician-of-the-month by A Few Of Their Many Friends, pp. 14-24, WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND (A POSTSCRIPT) by Joe Palen, page 17
  • M-U-M, Vol. 70, No.11, April 1981, S.A.M. Magic Hall Of Fame, by John U. Zweers, President, page 14
  • The New Tops, Vol. 21, No. 5, May 1981, The First Fifty Years, A brief record of my life in Magic, Frances Marshall 1951-1955, page 31
  • MUM, Vol. 92, No. 3, AUGUST 2002, Francis Ireland Marshall, by David Goodsell, page 51
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 82, No. 8, August 2002, OUR COVER, Frances Ireland Marshall 1910-2002, by Phil Willmarth, page 41, OBITUARIES, FRANCES IRELAND MARSHALL, 92, Longtime magician a pioneer for women, by Shia Kapos, Tribune staff reporter, page 44, FAREWELL TO FRAN, by David Meyer, page 45, BROKEN WAND, FRANCES IRELAND MARSHALL, page 116