Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

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Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby Meir Yedid » October 23rd, 2014, 11:28 am

Sad to report that Larry Weeks (September 24, 1919-October 13, 2014) passed away last Monday at the age of 95. There will be a private gravesite service on Friday the 24th followed by a memorial next month. More information to follow.

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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby Dustin Stinett » October 23rd, 2014, 11:50 am

Our condolences to his family and friends. Here is some information on Mr. Weeks, the September 1958 Genii cover boy:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Larry_Weeks

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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 23rd, 2014, 2:38 pm

And now ... what happens to the only surviving print of Houdini's The Grim Game?
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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby Max Maven » October 23rd, 2014, 9:23 pm

Wow. I do not usually comment on death notices, but -- wow.

A remarkable link to the past. I met Larry in 1964. He sold me a plastic tray for 25¢, which was my introduction to Equivoque. Best quarter I ever spent.

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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby MosesSilbermintz » October 26th, 2014, 12:44 pm

Just seeing the name Larry Weeks brings back a flood of memories from my young days discovering that the world of magic. As teenagers we would take the subway down to the McBurney YMCA on West 14th street for his one day conventions. What wonderful things were there: Old, yellowed books full of secrets, gaudy painted props from the vaudeville days, and - most exciting of all - some of the names you knew from magic books and magazines, standing in front of you as real people. So thanks, Larry, for bringing the world of magic to us kids.

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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby JohnCox » October 30th, 2014, 3:46 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:And now ... what happens to the only surviving print of Houdini's The Grim Game?

Obviously, I'm eager to know if The Grim Game print is safe and will be made available for study, if even just a single screening.
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Re: Sad to report that Larry Weeks passed away

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 30th, 2014, 3:52 pm

Weeks left no will and made no provisions for his death, to the best of my knowledge, so everything is a mess and it will be a long time until it's all sorted out.
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