George Goebel has passed away.

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
Joe Lyons
Posts: 491
Joined: November 13th, 2017, 8:27 am
Favorite Magician: Wonder
Location: Texas

George Goebel has passed away.

Postby Joe Lyons » January 9th, 2021, 9:08 am

David Haversat reports that George Goebel passed away.

MagicbyAlfred
Posts: 1704
Joined: June 7th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Favorite Magician: Bill Malone
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Postby MagicbyAlfred » January 9th, 2021, 8:47 pm

I had never known of him before. Here's a wonderful piece in the Baltimore Sun detailing the rich tapestry that was his life on this planet:
https://www.baltimoresun.com/obituaries ... story.html
I felt nostalgic when I read that "he was given his first A.C. Gilbert Mysto Magic Set on a Christmas morning." My first magic set was a "Sneaky Pete" set, and I received it on a Christmas morning when I was 6 years old, not long after my first visit to a magic store in Brooklyn. It was during that visit that I realized I wanted to become a magician. I hope he is performing his magic in the great magical beyond...

Dick Koornwinder
Posts: 155
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Postby Dick Koornwinder » January 10th, 2021, 1:46 pm

I was unable here in Europe to follow the link to the Baltimore Sun....but I found this a very interesting link to learn more about George Goebel: http://themagicofbaltimore.blogspot.com ... oebel.html

Roger M.
Posts: 1517
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Postby Roger M. » January 10th, 2021, 10:29 pm

Confused, I thought as I read this "I thought he passed away years ago" ... and ... "I didn't think he was a magician".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gobel

Wrong George Gobel.

Rest in Peace George F. Gobel.

Jeffrey Cowan
Posts: 245
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Contact:

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Postby Jeffrey Cowan » January 12th, 2021, 8:01 pm

Does video of his show exist? I saw it at the IBM convention in DC in 1976 or '77 (forget which), and it burned a wonderful memory in my adolescent brain.
-- Jeffrey Cowan
www.cowan-law.com

User avatar
Brad Jeffers
Posts: 1088
Joined: April 11th, 2008, 5:52 pm
Location: Savannah, GA

Re: George Goebel has passed away.

Postby Brad Jeffers » January 12th, 2021, 10:32 pm

Jeffrey Cowan wrote:Does video of his show exist?
YES!


Return to “Buzz”