PARKER SWAN (1928-2013)
C. Parker Swan died peacefully in his home in Northborough , Mass November 16.
Parker was a Life Member of The Society of American Magicians and has been a member for 53 years. He was the Dean of Assembly #16 and its 1992 “ Magician of the Year”. His interest in magic began with a “Mysto Magic Set”. From 1942 to 1946 he worked at the Holden Magic Shop in Boston for Herman Hanson. While there he learned his performing skills, met many famous magicians and made many lasting friendships. For many years he performed in New England and developed his comedy talent. We all remember his hilarious convention routines performed with his wife Claire. Their acts included “Prunes of all Nations”, “Fruits I have Worked With” and his lecture “How to Force a Watermelon.” Parker also invented the small Doll House assembled in front of his audience which produced endless silks, streamers and flowers. In addition to his sidesplitting magic performances, he spent time as a valuable player in The Society of American Magicians; serving as RVP, on the Convention Site Committees and as Chairman of the Commemorative Stamp Committee. He is survived by his wife Claire, two daughters and a son.
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