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Raymond Beebe

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Raymond Beebe

Cover of Genii (1941)
BornRaymond L. Beebe
September 11, 1898
Kalkaska, Michigan
DiedJanuary 14, 1993 (age 94)
Dr. Raymond Beebe (1898-1993) was a prominent Los Angeles dentist and amateur magician.[1]


His parents moved to California when in high school where he became known as "The Boy Magician." At the time he was contributing The Sphinx". His first article which appeared 1915 was for an original rising card effect.

While attending colleges to become a dentist, he gave up active interest in magic.

Around 1940, Beebe's interest in magic was revived and in a few months he had worked out an act and invented such items as "The New Vanishing Doll," "Traffic Lights," and "Cure a Cold". He began contributing effects to magazines again include Hugard's Magic Monthly (which he was later an Associate Editor), Genii, Gen and the Linking Ring.[2]. His "My Favorite Living and Dead Test" appeared in the book Magic from the Mind by Lewis Ganson.

Of the many magic organizations he was a member included the Society of American Magicians, a charter member of the Los Angeles Magicians Round Table, the Magic Castle, and the Magic Circle. He served as President of the Pasadena Magicians' Guild, Los Magicos, and the Mystic Twenty-Seven and was a member of the Board of Directors for the SAM Assembly No. 22 in Hollywood.[3]


  • S.A.M. Assembly No. 22 trophy for originality for "Card Under Foot Transference." (1966)


  2. Cover, Genii 1941 November
  3. Magician of the Month, Linking Ring, April 1969