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Loring Campbell

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Loring Campbell

Cover Genii 1975 March
BornAlexander Loring Campbell
March 19, 1905
Sapulpa, Oklakohma
DiedJanuary 11, 1979 (age 73)
Burbank, Los Angeles County
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
CategoriesBooks by Loring Campbell

Loring Campbell (1905 - 1979) performed full evening Lyceum and Chautauqua magic shows throughout North America.[1]


A graduate of the Daques Business University, he began performing around around 1923.[2] He carried two complete 2-hour shows with a complete change of programs each year.

Campbell helped Fred Haenchen get into the field of magic apparatus manufacturing.[3]

Loring held membership Number 22 in the I.B.M., joining in 1924 and membership Number 1330 in the S.A.M., joining in 1926. He was also a member of the Hollywood Comedy Club. [4]

He wrote the column "The Campbell Caravan" for Tops.


  • Elected to the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame (while still living).



  1. Cover Genii 1937 June with Mrs. Campbell
  2. The Sphinx, Vol. 30, No. 7, September 1931, Who's Who in Magic, page 304
  3. Genii Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 3, March 1975, Loring Campbell, by Gene S. Baker, page 128, What Is Loring Campbell Really Like?, by A Friend, page 132
  4. Genii Magazine, Vol. 43, Nr. 3, March 1979, Obituaries, Loring Campbell, page 204
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 1942, LORING CAMPBELL, page 4, The Campbell Caravan, by Loring & Kathryne, page 20 (start of the series)
  • (cover) Genii Magazine, Vol. 7, No.12, August 1943, LORING CAMPBELL, page 408
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 23, No. 7, September 1943, LORING CAMPBELL, by Kathryne Campbell, page 17
  • Tops Magazine, Vol. 12, No 1, January 1947, Cover, Kathryne Campbell
  • M-U-M, Vol. 60, No. 5, October 1970, Loring Campbell, magician-of-the-month, by John Zweers, page 15
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 59, No. 3, March 1979, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, by John Booth, CHAPTER 141, page 50, Broken Wands, Loring Campbell, page 103
  • M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 11, April 1979, LORING CAMPBELL, by John Zweers, page 42
  • The New Tops, Vol. 19, No, 5, May 1979, Final Curtain, LORING CAMPBELL, page 14