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* '''Loopy''': Ray Grismer, 1978. ([[Finger Ring and Rope]])
 
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* '''''Charts''''' Lecture Notes: Ray Grismer, 1980. 17 items, 28 pages.
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* '''Knotty''': ''[[Arcane]]'', No. 3 (1981, pp. 27-30).
 
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* '''Limey''': Ray Grismer, 1981. ([[Bill in Lime]] & [[Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket]])
 
* '''Limey''': Ray Grismer, 1981. ([[Bill in Lime]] & [[Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket]])
 
* '''''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).
 
* '''Watch, Look and Listen''' (with [[Peter Kane]]): [[Frank Garcia]], ''[[The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia Part II]]'' (1982, pp. 76-85).

Latest revision as of 13:53, 26 January 2020

Ray Grismer
BornRaymond Joseph Grismer
1927
DiedJanuary 21, 2010
Notable worksFinger Ring and Rope

Raymond Joseph Grismer (1927-2010) was a pianist and amateur magician.

Biography

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.

Grismer is credited for the revival of Finger Ring and Rope routines and as an inspiration for the Rhythm Count.[1]

His daughter Vicky married Jeff Busby.[2][3]

Publications

  • 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).
  • Charts Lecture Notes: Ray Grismer, 1980. 17 items, 28 pages.
    • 47 clever answers to common questions
    • E-Z Foxy
  • Knotty: Arcane, No. 3 (1981, pp. 27-30).
  • Glaces: Ray Grismer, 1981.
  • Fast Foxy: M-U-M, Vol. 72 No. 5 (October 1982, pp. 29-30).
  • Quickee Cards to Pocket: Epoptica Yearbook, (1984, p. 311).
  • 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).
  • The Punch Letters: Ray Grismer, 1988, Jeff Busby Magic. (Punch Deal)
  • A Better Way: Ray Grismer.
    • Handy
  • Go Bananas: Ray Grismer.
  • Some Good Stuff: Ray Grismer.
  • Surprise: Ray Grismer.

References

  1. Genii 1971 May, vol. 35, no. 9, Magicana - Ring, page 429.
  2. shoshonenewspress Obit
  3. http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=214907#Post214907