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Tony Andruzzi

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Tony Andruzzi (1925 - December 22, 1991), born Antonio C. Andruzzi in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was a professional magician. From the 1950s to the early 1970s his performances were comedy illusions. He adopted the name Tom Palmer and had his legal name changed to Thomas S. Palmer. Under the name Tom Palmer, he published several pieces of magic including The Flea Cicus Act, Modern Illusions and The Comedy Act of Tom Palmer.

He was married from 1947 to 1964 to Gloria Jacobson. In 1970 he reclaimed Antonio C. Andruzzi as an alternative legal name. He started performing in a style known as bizarre magic and became a preeminent founder and contributor to the movement. He also performed under the aliases Tony Andruzzi, Masklyn ye Mage, and Daemon Ecks.

Andruzzi made numerous notable contributions to the art of bizarre magic, ranging from major contributions to the philosophy of the art form and numerous magical effects to helping develop and maintain the community of artists. From 1981 to 1991 he was editor of the bizarre magic magazine New Invocation, one of the cornerstone publications in solidifying the movement. As a bizarrist, he published books which are highly valued for their content, scarcity and handmade artistry.

With Brian Flora, he produced an instructional magic video on bizarre magic called Bizarre which documents many of his notable creations as a bizarrist. In addition, he appeared in an interview with Eugene Burger on his instructional magic video Eugene Goes Bizarre. Andruzzi's contributions to the art of bizarre magic have made him a revered name in the community of bizarre magicians.


As Tom Palmer:

  • Modern Illusions (1959)
  • The Tie Pitch (1960)
  • The Vampira Act (1960)
  • The Famous Flea Act (1962)
  • Cagey Doves (1962)
  • The Comedy Act of and by Tom Palmer (1969)

As Masklyn ye Mage:

  • The Negromicon of Masklyn ye Mage (1977)
  • Grimoire of the Mages (1980)
  • The Legendary Scroll of Masklyn ye Mage (1983)
  • Daemon's Diary (1984)

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