Broken Wand

Broken Wand – Parker Swan

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  [...]

Broken Wand – John Calvert

As you are probably aware, legendary magician John Calvert has passed away at the age of 102. Many tributes have appeared on all the social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. The Hollywood Reporter reported on the loss and you can read that by Clicking HERE. The LA times also did a nice tribute and [...]

Maurine Christopher

Maurine Christopher  passed away on Feb 28, 2013. – Maurine Brooks Christopher was best known as a writer and one time Radio and TV editor of Advertising Age Magazine. she was the wife of Milbourne Christopher (PNP -1957) who died in 1984. She kept his memory alive by pioneering the Milbourne Christopher Foundation whose awards [...]

Robert ” Bob” Steiner, PNP

We’re sad to report news has just reached us that Robert “Bob” Steiner, P.N.P., passed away early this morning (Jan. 4, 2013) in California’s Bay Area. Bob was passionate about his service to the S.A.M. over the years, and was a fixture at Council meetings and Conventions. With a background as a CPA and a [...]