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'''Stanley Kramien''' (b. May 9, 1925), born in Portland, Oregon,  toured North America as "The Great Kramien" for more the 35 years with his full magic shows "Magic Capades", "Magicazam" and "Shazam".<ref>http://www.magicjamboree.com/home.html</ref>
 
 
 
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'''Stanley Kramien Sr.''' (1925-2015)  toured North America as "The Great Kramien" for more the 35 years with his full magic shows "Magic Capades", "Magicazam" and "Shazam".
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== Biography ==
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He toured North America with some of the largest illusion shows of the era, performing in as many as 200 cities a year. He also appeared in [[vaudeville]], [[U.S.O.]], night clubs, radio, television, circus, and sideshows. 
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Kramien started as an assistant to Warren Gram touring the Western states. <ref>''The Times'', March 10, 2011.</ref>
 
Kramien started as an assistant to Warren Gram touring the Western states. <ref>''The Times'', March 10, 2011.</ref>
  
Kramien was once described by [[Francis Marshall]] as a cross between [[P. T. Barnum]], Flo Ziegfield and John Wayne.
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He was once described by [[Francis Marshall]] as a cross between [[P. T. Barnum]], Flo Ziegfield and John Wayne.<ref>Cover, [[Genii 1982 September|Genii Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 9, September 1982]], Kramien, page 599</ref>
  
Kramien received  a Special Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]]. In 2002, he was promoted by the [[Magic Circle]] to MIMC with Gold Star.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1982 September]]</ref>
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He has been holding an annual convention, the [[Northwest Magic Jamboree]], since 1987. The final one is expected to be held in 2012.<ref>http://www.magicjamboree.com/home.html</ref>
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== Awards ==
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* Special Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the [[Academy of Magical Arts]] (2000)
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* Promoted by the [[Magic Circle]] to MIMC with Gold Star (2002)
  
 
==Marketed Tricks==
 
==Marketed Tricks==
 
* The Amazing Wonder Mouse (or the Wonder Mouse Pitch)
 
* The Amazing Wonder Mouse (or the Wonder Mouse Pitch)
 
  
 
== Books ==
 
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* Go Book Yourself (2003)
 
* Go Book Yourself (2003)
  
==References==
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* Cover, The New Tops, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 1976, COVER PORTRAIT … Stan Kramien & Co., by Don Arthur, page 8
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* http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46279&sid=d583b30358781fbac0fe705fb48b9852
  
 
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Stan Kramien

Cover of Genii (1982)
BornStanley Richard Kramien
May 09, 1925
Portland, Oregon
DiedMarch 27, 2015 (age 89)

Stanley Kramien Sr. (1925-2015) toured North America as "The Great Kramien" for more the 35 years with his full magic shows "Magic Capades", "Magicazam" and "Shazam".

Biography

He toured North America with some of the largest illusion shows of the era, performing in as many as 200 cities a year. He also appeared in vaudeville, U.S.O., night clubs, radio, television, circus, and sideshows.

Kramien started as an assistant to Warren Gram touring the Western states. [1]

He was once described by Francis Marshall as a cross between P. T. Barnum, Flo Ziegfield and John Wayne.[2]

He has been holding an annual convention, the Northwest Magic Jamboree, since 1987. The final one is expected to be held in 2012.[3]

Awards

Marketed Tricks

  • The Amazing Wonder Mouse (or the Wonder Mouse Pitch)

Books

  • Big Money in Horoscopes and Lucky Numbers (1987)
  • The Illusion Show Business (2000)
  • Show Me The Money (2001) (Now an Ebook)
  • Go Book Yourself (2003)

References

  1. The Times, March 10, 2011.
  2. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 9, September 1982, Kramien, page 599
  3. http://www.magicjamboree.com/home.html