Long time Genii reader and forum lurker here!
Some of you might remember John ("Johnny") Giordmaine, Canada's legendary children's magician (1898-1974).
Malta-born, Toronto-based Johnny inspired hundreds, maybe thousands of kids to become amateur and/or professional magicians over his lifetime and made each of us feel special in the process.
He was the first magician in Canada to appear on television in 1933 and was much later seen south of the border on such shows as Captain Kangaroo as well as Ed Sullivan.
I've created a basic tribute website to preserve the memory of this outstanding magician and generously-spirited human being.
Most recent updates include rare photos of Doug Henning accepting the first ever SCM John Giordmaine Award in 1980; and a reprint of the cover and lead article featuring Johnny from the May 1964 issue of Genii. Richard K. was kind enough to give his permission for its use and I want to publicly thank him here for it.
If you have any memories of Johnny you are welcome to send them along. Contact information is on the site, which is...