Russ Glover Passed Away

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Postby Dick Christian » 10/25/08 07:57 AM

Long time Washington, DC area magician Russ Glover, better known as "The Amusing, But Confusing, Dr. Chang" passed away this past Monday, October 20 just 5 days before he would have celebrated his 91st birthday. His hilarious comedy magic act was a staple of the DC magic scene spanning decades well into the 1980s.
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Postby Bill Palmer » 10/25/08 02:22 PM

I saw Russ at the IBM convention in Little Rock. He was really funny. Because nobody knew him out of costume, he walked around the convention with his hand stuck in a lota.
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Postby hugmagic » 10/26/08 08:30 PM

I remember spending a lot of time talking with Russ. I think he even ordered some of the photos I took of him.

It was a great act. Larry West I believed assisted him on stage. I think it was called ....and Witchhazel. Larry worked as a gorrila.

But the comedy Chinese magician that Russ did was a classic. I still get a kick when I pull down his book and read through it.

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Postby Dick Christian » 10/28/08 08:37 AM

Richard,

As you noted, apart from his "Dr. Chang" act, Russ teamed up with his long time friend and fellow DC area magician Larry West (of Emerson & West fame) on occasion to present their comedy routine as "Professor Baldini and Witch Hazel" with Russ as the Professor and Larry as "Witch Hazel."
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Postby Bill Wells » 10/28/08 08:29 PM

For Washington Metro area magicians who may be interested - there will be a broken wand ceremony for Russ at the next IBM Ring 50 meeting on Wednesday, November 5. Ring 50 meets at the Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria.

Additional information and directions may be found on the Ring 50 blog

http://ibmring50.blogspot.com/

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Postby hugmagic » 10/28/08 10:00 PM

Thanks Dick, I could not think of the "Professor Baldini" part. I have photos of both acts in the files.

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