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George Krinog

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George Krinog
Borncirca 1898
DiedFebruary 5, 1946 (age 47)
Resting placeManila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines

George Krinog (c.1898-1946), a club performer and magic dealer in New York City, was killed in an airplane accident while entertaining overseas with a U.S.O. unit.


Reports in Billboard and Shinx list his as a very busy club performer in New York City.

In 1941, Krinog placed ads in The Sphinx to sell his business stating "AFTER 15 YEARS in N. Y. C. we must move to Florida for a different enterprise".[1] But he must not have had any offers because in 1942 Krinog placed ad that he had bought the entire stock of "Carl Brema and Son" from Joseph Filderman.[2]. He also bought the sole right and permission to use the name of "Carl Brema & Son".[3] The he bought Louis Tannen's Retail Store at 1661 Broadway in 1943 [4]

In 1946, while entertaining overseas for the U.S.O., Krinog joined USO Camp show unit No. 786 as a last minute replacement, although he belonged to another unit. The flight when missing on February 5th, somewhere between cities in the Philippine Islands.

The Knights of Magic in New York performed a memorial show for Krinog on May 10, 1947 at the Barbizon Plaza. [5][6][7][8][9][10]


  1. The Sphinx, October 10, 1941
  2. Genii 1942 July, page 432.
  3. THE BREMA STORY, The Conjurors' Magazine, MAY, 1946
  4. Genii 1943 March,page 248
  5. Sphinx, March, 1946
  6. Magic is Fun, April to June, 1947, page 25
  8. Linking Ring, Mar 1946, page 104