Cover of Genii (1967)
|Born||James Patrick Ryan|
February 6, 1899
|Died||April 1, 1992 (age 93) |
Jim Ryan (1899-1992) did close-up magic at the "The Magic Tap", which he opened in 1933.
He sold the tavern business and took a job with the City of Chicago, Department of Weights and Measures. He would continue to work at other bars around town, most often helping Frank Everhart at the Ivanhoe.
Written by Phil Willmarth.
- Jim Ryan Close-up: Sensational Stunners (1980)
- Jim Ryan Close-up: Entertaining Card Quickies (1980)
- Jim Ryan Close-up: Classic Card Routines (1981)
- Jim Ryan Close-up: Famous Cups and Balls (1981)
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 39, No. 2, April 1959, Chicago Parade by Eddie Clever, James Ryan, page 71
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 3, November 1967, OUR COVER Jim Ryan, by WWL (Jr.), page 120
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 57, No. 5, May 1977, Our Cover, JAMES PATRICK RYAN, By Phil Willmarth, page 62
- M-U-M, Vol. 71, No. 6, November 1981, RAY-MOND MAGICIAN OF THE MONTH James Patrick Ryan, by Philip Willmarth, page 10
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 5, May 1992, Jim Ryan Succumbs, by Phil Willmarth, page 115
- M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 1, June 1992, BROKEN WANDS JAMES PATRICK RYAN, page 35
- The New Tops, Vol. 32, No. 6, June 1992, page 41