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G. R. Rinehart

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G. R. Rinehart
BornGilmer R. Rinehart
circa 1904
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
DiedMay 1, 1965 (age 60)
Louisville, Kentucky

G. R. Rinehart (c.1904-1065), also known as Riney, was a a shoe salesman and semi-professional magician.


Rinehart first became interested in performing magic at the age of 14. He worked for over 26 years worked as a shoe salesman for Byck Brothers and performed in his spare time.

He had a trained African lovebird, named Superman, that would locate a selected card. During World War II he performed as often as a hundred times a year in the Louisville area. He headlined the vaudeville bill in Louisville's National Theatre. He frequently presented magic at charitable functions and each Halloween gave a show in the Masonic Widows' Orphans' Home where he first performed in 1925. [1]

He was active in the Magicians Guild and IBM Ring 64 in Louisville.[2]

His 1941 publicity photo can be seen at the Conjuring Arts' exhibit "The Many Faces of Magic."[3]


  1. Louisville's Amazing Mr. Rinehart By Dell O'Dell, Linking Ring, February 1947
  2. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, June 1965