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Eugene Poinc

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Eugene Poinc
BornEugene Jerome Poinc
April 20, 1930
DiedJuly 23, 2002 (age 72)

Eugene Poinc (April 20, 1930 - July 23, 2002), born Eugene Jerome Poinc, was an artist, palm reader, and magician.


Poinc was a boyhood friend of Milt Larsen when he came to know Larsen's father, William Larsen, Sr., publisher of Genii magazine. As a result, he began doing illustrations and writing articles for the magazine. His writing expanded to other magazines, television shows (with emphasis on educational specials), and films, including the Katharine Hepburn feature, "Olly Olly Oxen Free," based on his own novel of the same title.

He was an editor for "Carte Blanche Magazine" and made two appearances on the early You Asked for It television program.[1][2][3]


  • Imagination: The Illusions of Eugene Poinc (1981)
  • Illusions for Princes or Paupers (1983)
  • The Practitioner: Journeys into Grey (2000)


  1. Photo Genii 1953 March
  2. Cover Genii 1994 October
  3. Obit Genii 2002 October