Does anyone remember Ernie Bryan?

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Postby Guest » 08/28/07 09:40 PM

I am interested in any photos, stories, videos, or anything else anyone may have regarding the late Ernie Bryan. From what I hear, he was quite the magician, although I cannot say from personal experience because I never met him. I've never even seen a photo of him. I would love to learn anything anyone knows about him though. Why? He was my biological great-grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/28/07 10:38 PM

If you look in the August Genii you will see Ernie presenting me with a trophy. He was a funny guy, great MC and did a lot of close up based on Gambling. I believe there was a book he published on a poker deal.
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Postby Guest » 08/28/07 10:40 PM

Just this August?
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/28/07 10:45 PM

Yes this month (August 2007 Genii)
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Postby Guest » 08/28/07 10:50 PM

Thank you for that information. I will be ordering a copy of it as soon as I cash my paycheck tomorrow. Did you know Ernie well?
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Postby George Olson » 08/29/07 08:11 AM

Contact me privately for a list of folks here in PDX that knew him personaly. We were talking about him at the Tuesday Luncheon at the Elks in Beaverton. Duane Duvall has tons of Ernie memorabilia.

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Postby Guest » 08/29/07 09:02 AM

Thank you so much for coming forward George. I have sent you an email.
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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/29/07 09:25 AM

Log onto the Genii archives and you can find mentions of Ernie Bryan in many of the issues from 1947 through the sixties. Ernie was on the cover of Genii in the June 1968 issue as P.C.A.M. President Ernie Bryan, and there is a one-page bio of him in that issue.
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Postby Guest » 08/29/07 03:40 PM

Steve, thank you. I have signed up for the Genii archives, just waiting to hear back on that. I really appreciated everyone's willingness to help. It really does mean a lot to me.
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Postby George Olson » 08/29/07 07:54 PM

No e-mail yet Travesty

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Postby Guest » 08/29/07 08:31 PM

George,

I apparently had a typo in the email address. The email has been resent.
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Postby Guest » 09/06/07 01:39 PM

I have all of the history of the Portland Society of Magicians. I am out of town for a while but when I get back in mid Oct, I will look to see what I have. You may feel free to contact me at any time to discuss. I may have video as well, when did he stop performing?
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