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Larry Arcuri

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Larry Arcuri
BornLawrence Peter Arcuri
April 24 1905
New York City
DiedDecember 13, 1980 (age 75)
Coconut Creek, Florida

Larry Arcuri (1905-1980), a journalist and amateur magician, founded the New York Magic Table in early 1940s. He also did club dates as "The Magic Chef", conjuring up real food.


Arcuri had appeared on the Johnny Carson Show, was featured in Ripley's "Believe It or Not" column and had invented tie tricks.

He was an associate editor of the Linking Ring.In the late 1940s, Arcuri authored a whimsical column, "Once Over Sleightly," in the Linking Ring magazine.[1] He was also a member of the London Magic Circle. Arcuri was for 12 years the secretary of the Parent Assembly and editor of the The Spellbinder, their newsletter. He had edited 141 issues when he retired.

Arcuri organized the first pilgrimage to the Houdini grave, which was to become an annual custom of the New York S.A.M. [2]


  • Applause Guaranteed, Genii 1980 August


  1. The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 3, March 1981, Broken Wand, Lawrence Arcury, page 117
  2. Genii Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 1, January 1981, Obituary, Lawrence Arcuri, by Jerry Oppenheimer, page 57
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 1947, Lawrence Arcuri, by Bruce Reynolds, page 19
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1951, LARRY ARCURI, New York Mirror Daily and Sunday, page 50
  • Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 62, No. 6, November 1972, Larry Arcury, magician-of-the-month, by John Zweers, page 7
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 75, No. 812, January 1981, Obituaries, Lawrence Arcuri, by Jerry Oppenheimer, page 29
  • M-U-M, Vol. 70, No. 9, February 1981, Broken Wands, Lawrence Arcury, by Jerry Oppenheimer, page 37
  • Lawrence P Arcuri