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Harry Roydon

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Harry Roydon

Cover of New Tops (Nov. 1972)
BornHarry Roydon Dudkowski
January 10, 1910
South Bend, Indiana
DiedSeptember 9, 1983 (age 73)
South Bend, Indiana
Resting placeSouthlawn Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana

Harry Roydon (1910-1983) made his living most of his life directly from magic, as a performer and manufacturer in South Bend, Indiana.

Biography

As a performer, Roydon featured mentalism, escapes, and close-up magic. As a manufacturer, he invented more than 120 effects.[1][2][3][4]

Awards and honors

  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Crazy Cube) 1955
  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Fantastic) 1959
  • Magic Dealers Association, best trick selling under two dollars (Pentro Penny) 1960

Effects

  • Spooky Spots (c. 1940)
  • Crazy Cube (1954)
  • Daffy Dice (1956)
  • Genie Beads (1957)
  • Atomic Power, Little Fooler (1958)
  • Coin Capers (1958)
  • Fantastic (1959)
  • Pentro Penny (1960)
  • Swallowing Wand
  • Swindle Pips
  • Hypnotic Block
  • Phantom Block
  • Vanishing Television Set
  • Miracle Memory Power
  • Sword Through Neck
  • Double Dynamite
  • Real Smoke
  • Mental Pencil
  • Black Magic
  • Hypnotic Card Box
  • Card and Silk Sword
  • Shooting Through the Girl
  • Double Box Prediction Chest
  • Cardo Escapo
  • Funny Money
  • Riddle Ribbon
  • Wacky Washer
  • Peppermint Candy

References

  1. New Tops, November, 1972
  2. Linking Ring, Feb 1984
  3. Obit, Linking Ring, Feb 1984
  4. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Dudkowski&GSiman=1&GScnty=862&GRid=35253318&