G. R. Rinehart
|G. R. Rinehart|
|Born||Gilmer R. Rinehart|
|Died||May 1, 1965 (age 60) |
G. R. Rinehart (c.1904-1065), also known as Riney, was a a shoe salesman and semi-professional magician.
Rinehart first became interested in performing magic at the age of 14. He worked for over 26 years worked as a shoe salesman for Byck Brothers and performed in his spare time.
He had a trained African lovebird, named Superman, that would locate a selected card. During World War II he performed as often as a hundred times a year in the Louisville area. He headlined the vaudeville bill in Louisville's National Theatre. He frequently presented magic at charitable functions and each Halloween gave a show in the Masonic Widows' Orphans' Home where he first performed in 1925. 
- ↑ Louisville's Amazing Mr. Rinehart By Dell O'Dell, Linking Ring, February 1947
- ↑ Broken Wand, Linking Ring, June 1965
- ↑ http://conjuringarts.org/exhibitions/the-many-faces-of-magic/g-r-rinehart/