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Looy Simonoff

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Looy Simonoff was a magical inventor and a Professor Emeritus in the math department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Looy Simonoff
BornLooy Joseph Siminoff
1928
DiedApril 12, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

Some of his popular magic inventions include the Flippant card color-change, Hamman ESP, and the Sooperman levitation. His work in magic can be seen in Apocalypse, Antinomy, Channel One, Magic for Dummies, and regularly in works by Harry Lorayne, Alan Ackerman, and Paul Harris. One of his popular effect Earth Shoes from the Paul Harris books Art of Astonishment has been performed by Mac King.

If you had ever asked him how he is doing, he would give you his signature "Terrible, Terrible".

Simonoff donated his Jimmy Grippo collection to the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York.

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