|Born||Raymond Joseph Grismer|
|Died||January 21, 2010 |
|Notable works||Finger Ring and Rope|
Raymond Joseph Grismer (1927-2010) was a pianist and amateur magician.
Grismer was a gifted jazz pianist and performed in a jazz trio. He would usually do a little magic for folks (card effects, mentalism and ring and string ) during the breaks between sets.
Around 1969, he traded magic lessons for music lessons with his friend Dai Vernon, when the professor decided he wanted to learn to play piano.
- Computer Cards: The Pallbearers Review, Vol. 3 No. 2 (December 1967, pp. 145, 148).
- Ring: Genii, Vol. 35 No. 9 (May 1971, pp. 429-432).
- Code: Genii, Vol. 36 No. 12 (December 1972, 543-544).
- Foxy: Genii, Vol. 38 No. 7 (July 1974, pp. 291-293).
- Fall: Genii, Vol. 39 No. 1 (January 1975, pp. 23-24).
- Thru: Genii, Vol. 39 No. 8 (August 1975, pp. 395-396).
- Shorty: Ray Grismer, 1978. (Shortchange Trick)
- Shorty! A Baffling Short Change Routine: Ray Grismer, 1987, Jeff Busby Magic.
- Thirty: Ray Grismer, 1978. (Cards Across)
- Handy: Ray Grismer, 1978. (Newspaper Prediction)
- Loopy: Ray Grismer, 1978. (Finger Ring and Rope)
- Knotty: Arcane, No. 3 (1981, pp. 27-30).
- Spongey: Ray Grismer, 1981. (Sponge Balls)
- Foxiest: Ray Grismer, 1981. (Five-Person Princess Trick)
- Glaces: Ray Grismer, 1981.
- Charts Lecture Notes: Ray Grismer, 1981. 17 items, 28 pages.
- 47 clever answers to common questions
- E-Z Foxy
- Watch, Look and Listen (with Peter Kane): Frank Garcia, The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia Part II (1982, pp. 76-85).
- Fast Foxy: M-U-M, Vol. 72 No. 5 (October 1982, pp. 29-30).
- Quickee Cards to Pocket: Epoptica Yearbook, (1984, p. 311).
- Overhand Shuffle Cull: Dai Vernon, Revelations (1984, pp. ix-x).
- The Grismer Lock: Ray Grismer, ca. 1984.
- What's Your Sign: Ray Grismer, ca. 1987.
- Two-Named: Apocalypse, Vol. 11 No. 7 (July 1988, pp. 1522-1523).
- Short Notes: Ray Grismer., ca. 1988, Jeff Busby Magic.
- The Punch Letters: Ray Grismer, 1988, Jeff Busby Magic. (Punch Deal)
- A Better Way: Ray Grismer.
- Go Bananas: Ray Grismer.
- Some Good Stuff: Ray Grismer.
- Surprise: Ray Grismer.