Cover of Genii (1944)
|Born||Eugene C. Pronk|
Gloversville, New York
|Died||February 24, 1999 (age 77) |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Eugene "Gene" Pronk (c.1921-1999) performed as "Marlowe the Magician" and "Pronk the Magician".
He learned magic at age 8 and became a professional magician and escape artist by 1940.
He served as a Sargent in the Air Signal Corps and in 1947 he bought a Spook Show from John Calvert which he toured for a time. He later toured under own name with fourteen assistants called "Magic and Model Show".
He was on the cover of April 1944 Genii and a photograph of him as "Marlowe" can be seen at the Conjuring Arts' exhibit, "The Many Faces of Magic.". Also, another photo in Genii 1969 June, page 415.
- ↑ Broken Wand, MUM, May, 1999
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/marlowe-eugene-pronk/