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[[Topper Martyn]] (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.
 
 
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'''Topper Martyn''' (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.
  
He would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.
 
  
He numerous awards for both his comedy and magic including:
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== Biography ==
First Prize for Comedy at [[FISM]],
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Martyn would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.<ref>Cover [[Genii 1978 March]]</ref>
Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
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He was on the March 1978 issue of [[Genii]] Magazine.
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== Awards ==
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* First Prize for Comedy at [[FISM]]
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* Visiting Magician of the Year at the [[Academy of Magical Arts]].
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
[[Topper's Mad Mad Magic]] edited by [[Gene Anderson]] (1974)
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*[[Topper's Mad Mad Magic]] edited by [[Gene Anderson]] (1974)
  
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Latest revision as of 18:36, 6 August 2013

Topper Martyn

Cover Genii 1978 March
BornVictor Martyn
October 30, 1923
DiedMay 24, 2004 (age 80)
NationalitySwedish

Topper Martyn (October 30, 1923 - May 24, 2004) was born Victor Martyn in England, who lived most of his life in Sweden. He had a popular comedy magic, juggling and ice skating act which he presented throughout Europe. He first billed himself as V.C. Martyn, the Eton Topper.


Biography

Martyn would often juggle odd objects while numerous balls, silverware and other items would drop out of his clothes, filling the stage. Martyn was also a big collector of magic and antiques.[1]

Awards

Books

References

  1. Cover Genii 1978 March