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Joseph Garofalo

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Joseph Garofalo

Cover of Genii (1951)
BornJoseph F. Garofalo
circa 1899
New Jersey
DiedJanuary 11, 1979 (age 79)

Joe Garofalo (1899-1979), a clothier and real estate broker, served as president of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians in 1951.[1]


During World War II, he performed at USO shows and war bond benefits.

Garofalo built a magic theater in the basement of his hillside home in San Jose, California. He was a member of the San Jose Mystic 13, where he was known as "Uncle Joe" to some of the members. [2]


  1. Cover, Genii 1951 July
  2. Obit, Genii 1979 March