Who is the man on the right?

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Postby Tabman » 05/04/10 09:48 PM

Well, there was a time when I could name them all I thought but I cant Id the gent on the far right.

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This shot came from around 1950 at a Chicago Hotel at a magic convention, perhaps the combined.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/04/10 10:49 PM

Jeez, that's a hoity-toity group. I recognize everyone at first glance except the tall guy third from the left and the person on the far right.
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Postby Necromancer » 05/04/10 10:51 PM

While we're waiting, could you please ID everybody else?

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Postby Jim Maloney » 05/04/10 11:02 PM

It's like deja vu, all over again.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/04/10 11:57 PM

That's funny.
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Postby Tabman » 05/05/10 02:08 AM

Necromancer wrote:While we're waiting, could you please ID everybody else?

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A quaote from Pete Biro, "Allerton, Hugard, Braun, Lorraine, Gibson, Bamberg, Gwynn, Buckley, Tarbell and the last guy?"

I posted this on Genii a few years back and we came up with Walter Graham but Bill Palmer pointed out to me that Graham wasnt old enough.

Someone even came up with the hotel too.
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Postby amp » 05/05/10 08:56 AM

Maybe a guy named Merle E. Faber. He was a winner of a contest at the IBM - SAM convention that year.
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Postby mai-ling » 05/05/10 10:47 AM

I thought the last man on the right was either
Edgar Bergen or julius Sundman...

That is comparing the photo to the poster I have.
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Postby Philippe Billot » 05/05/10 12:45 PM

In Genii, vol. 11, no. 11, July 1947, page 347, there is a picture with the same lustre but with more magicians.
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Postby mai-ling » 05/05/10 01:27 PM

Tabman, dad said Edgar Bergman right away.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 05/05/10 01:35 PM

It's definetely not Edgar Bergen. Mortimer Snerd, maybe.
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Postby Tom Ladshaw » 05/05/10 01:38 PM

Sorry...the infamous "guy on the right" is definitely *not* Edgar Bergen. Bergen was much shorter (more Sid Lorraine's height) and at that period would never have been seen in public - much less allowed himself to be photographed - without his hairpiece.

He does look familiar, though.....
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Postby David Ben » 05/05/10 02:20 PM

The guy on the far right is Dave Coleman.
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Postby Necromancer » 05/05/10 04:23 PM

The cigar goes to David Ben: it's Coleman, all right.

Here he is with the Mrs. in a Life magazine article from 1946 (Mr. and Mrs. Hen Fetsch are also featured):

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Postby Tabman » 05/05/10 11:52 PM

Very cool. Coleman looks just like the guy on the right and I liked seeing the pics of Hen Fetsch too.

The award goes to David Ben alright. Ill be sending his prize to him soon. Actually its the prototype 1939 Sefalaljia set that I was going to send anyway.
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Postby amp » 05/06/10 08:56 AM

Anything for the runners -up. LOL
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Postby Tabman » 05/06/10 12:01 PM

amp wrote:Anything for the runners -up. LOL


You bet! Beers and BBQ at my shop near the river!!
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Postby David Alexander » 05/06/10 06:40 PM

Necromancer wrote:The cigar goes to David Ben: it's Coleman, all right.

Here he is with the Mrs. in a Life magazine article from 1946 (Mr. and Mrs. Hen Fetsch are also featured):

http://books.google.com/books?id=mE0EAA ... &q&f=false


Interesting to see that Coleman's unnamed "assistant" in the Life pictures was Milbourne Christopher.
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Postby amp » 05/07/10 08:48 AM

Tabman wrote:
amp wrote:Anything for the runners -up. LOL


You bet! Beers and BBQ at my shop near the river!!

Yahoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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