Cover of Genii (1976)
|Born||John Max Thompson|
July 27, 1934
|Died||March 29, 2019 (age 84) |
|Known for||The Great Tomsoni|
Johnny Thompson (July 27, 1934 - March 9, 2019) was a Las Vegas illusionist who performed under the stage name "The Great Tomsoni."
Along with his wife Pamela Hayes, he performs a comic magical act The Great Tomsoni & Company in which he plays the role of a dapper but buffoonish vaudeville gentleman. One of his trademarks is producing pure white doves on stage, which are trained to play along with the act once they have appeared.
He has been featured on many episodes of "Criss Angel's Mindfreak", the "Hair" episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!, and the film "The Aristocrats".
He is also a bass harmonica player.
- Commercial Classics of Magic Vol. 1-4 (1999)
- Vernon's Variant
- ↑ Genii_1976_November
- ↑ Vaudeville, old and new By Frank Cullen, Florence Hackman, Donald McNeilly (2007)
- ↑ http://www.johnnythompson.com/
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- M-U-M, Vol. 66, No. 7, December 1976, JOHN THOMPSON magician-of-the-month by Roy Snyder, page 9
- Genii, Vol. 50, No. 3, September 1986, The Great Tomsoni & Company Issue, Max Maven Interviews John Thompson, page 220
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 10, October 1993, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost by John Booth, THE GREAT TOMSONI & COMPANY, page 80
- Genii, Vol. 70, No. 12, December 2007, The Company of Tomsoni, An Interview with Johnny Thompson by DAVID REGAL, page 54