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Bob Read

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Bob Read

Cover of Genii (2004)
BornRobert Graham Read
September 12, 1940
Sheffield, U.K.
DiedNovember 20, 2005 (age 65)
CategoriesBooks by Bob Read

Bob Read (September 12, 1940 - November 20, 2005) was a successful UK magician.

Biography

Read turned to full-time magic late on in his life, after a very successful career in the wool industry. He was an avid collector of items related to the Cups and Balls, including drawings, prints, paintings and cartoons relating to this trick.

Read died of a heart attack in California, a few days after he had talked at the 9th Los Angeles Conference on Magic History.

Bibliography

Books & Lecture Notes

  1. Thanks to Pepys (1973)
  2. The Penultimate Cups & Balls (1975)
  3. Bob Read's Transpo Tumbler (1978)
  4. $100 Glass Thro' Table (1980)
  5. The Cups & Balls in 19th Century Graphic Art (1984)
  6. Bob Read’s Magical London (2005)

Magazine articles

  1. The Happy Head of State. Magic Magazine Vol 2, No 10 (June 1993), p 50.
  2. The French Connection. Magic Magazine Vol 6 No 11 (July 1997) p 56-61.
  3. The Long-Handled Spoon. Genii 1999 March, Vol 62, No 3, p 17-18.
  4. Fawkes in Cincinnati. Genii 2004 April, Vol 67, No 4, p 68-71.
  5. Bob Read (featured artist). Genii 2004 April, Vol 67, No 4, p 40-83.

Video & DVD

  • Impromptu Miracles, V1-2 VHS (Videonics), (1981)
  • The Bob Read Collection (International Magic), 2007

Articles about Bob Read

References

  • Cover Genii Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 4, April 2004
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 69, No. 1, January 2006, Bob Read 1940 – 2005, by Teller, Bob Read and the Cups and Balls, page 14
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1074 January 2006, Obituary, BOB [Robert Graham] READ 12 September 1940 - 20 November 2005, page 17
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 86, No. 2, February 2006, ROBERT G. “BOB” READ 1940 – 2005, page 27, BROKEN WAND, Robert G. Read, page 126