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by Jim Klodzen
January 5th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Alfredson has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

....great person.
by Jim Klodzen
March 27th, 2012, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Dailey - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Frank Dailey - RIP

Enjoyed his company immensely when he would visit.
by Jim Klodzen
September 10th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1954 Mystic Magic Club Hammond Indiana / IBM Ring 173
Replies: 0
Views: 379

1954 Mystic Magic Club Hammond Indiana / IBM Ring 173

Hello! I am looking for anyone that has information on the Mystic Magic Club in Hammond Indiana. I know it was active from 1954 till late 60's/70's. I am looking for files and notes. Also the where about of the files for the IBM Ring 173 that was active at the same time. If anyone has any clues plea...
by Jim Klodzen
June 27th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Museum Exhibit: History of Magic in Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 1359

Re: Museum Exhibit: History of Magic in Chicago

Hey Neil!
Tell everyone that they did a great job putting this together!
Go see it!
by Jim Klodzen
November 23rd, 2009, 7:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: American Museum of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: American Museum of Magic

Bob and Elaine did the same for me. That's the reason why I'm still a part of the museum.
by Jim Klodzen
November 22nd, 2009, 10:38 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: American Museum of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: American Museum of Magic

You are correct, nobody knows for sure what Bob what have done and you are correct almost 15 years later it is a moot point. However Elaine set the museum in motion by making it a not for profit organization and providing for it after she passed. Once again thanks for everyone that has supported it ...
by Jim Klodzen
November 19th, 2009, 9:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: American Museum of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

American Museum of Magic

Hello all! It's been a while since most of you have heard from or seen me. For the last two years my only goal in magic was to get The American Museum of Magic on its feet and going. No one, except me, knows the true stories that went on for the last few years, but it's funny that everyone "has...
by Jim Klodzen
August 16th, 2009, 10:44 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?

It's no problem to check. As we all know after Bob passed Elaine would let people use the resources. Unlike Bob who had a special way of returning items and filing them, items may have been filed wrong. Lucky for us, Bob had the Desfor collection cataloged and next year the photos and negatives will...
by Jim Klodzen
August 16th, 2009, 8:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?

Hello Richard and David,
I'll have the photo checked for credits,discriptions,etc in the morning.

Please let me know if there is any others I should check.

jim
by Jim Klodzen
April 7th, 2009, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday to the American Museum of Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Happy Birthday to the American Museum of Magic

Hello! And many thanks! The museum is better then ever! We pretty much a new board of directors made up of professional museum people,lawyers,and graphic artist. 2009 will be a mile stone year with a vision plan keeping the museum in place for another 31 years! Thanks for all the support! Jim Klodzen
by Jim Klodzen
April 23rd, 2008, 8:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Simon Carmel's New Book on Deaf Magicians
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Simon Carmel's New Book on Deaf Magicians

I just received this notice from my friend Simon Carmel. Hello everyone Two weeks ago my book--"Silent Magic: Biographies of [59] Deaf Magicians in the United States from the 19th to 21st Centuries" -- was finally published. I want to thank you very much for providing me in the past year w...
by Jim Klodzen
April 8th, 2008, 7:24 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 30 Years/ American Museum Of Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Re: 30 Years/ American Museum Of Magic

Hello and thanks! After a short hiatus I'm back at the museum. I would like to invite everyone to come help celebrate our 30th anniversary. The museum will open the first week of May. Tours will be by appointment Tuesday through Saturday. Please call 269-781-7570 for an appoitnment. The web site wil...
by Jim Klodzen
November 21st, 2005, 4:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 49601

Re: Mysterious book

Recieved mine today. I smiled and thought to myself "Brilliant!"
by Jim Klodzen
September 29th, 2005, 4:48 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Houdini Seance this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Houdini Seance this year?

Thanks Jim for the suggestion! I've recieved a few emails asking about the picture. It is from our Desfor collection and was taken on October 30, 1948. The location is Walter Gibson's apartment in NYC. The people are from left to right: Milt Kelly (Associated Press) Edwin Burkholder (Mystery Writer)...
by Jim Klodzen
September 27th, 2005, 7:40 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Houdini Seance this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Houdini Seance this year?

Hello! The American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan will be having an event this year on October 29, 2005. Check here for more details. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.americanmuseumofmagic.org/News.html">http://www.americanmuseumofmagic.org/News.html</a><!-- m --> If any one is...
by Jim Klodzen
January 17th, 2005, 7:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Posters on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Magic Posters on eBay

Hello Richard,
As far I I know we haven't had them in the museum for about 3 years (maybe longer). I do know the seller has been selling all sorts of reproduction prints and posters for a sometime now.
by Jim Klodzen
June 22nd, 2004, 5:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: American Museum of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: American Museum of Magic

Thanks Richard!

I live about 2 hours away, it's a straight shot

up 94.
by Jim Klodzen
June 21st, 2004, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: American Museum of Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 190

American Museum of Magic

Hello, On June 8, 2004, Mrs. Lund and the Board Directors appointed me the curator of the American Museum of Magic. I will be working closely with Mrs. Lund and the Board on new projects and the preservation of the museum. I believe the next year will be an exciting time for the museum and the magic...

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