Maurice Glazer

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Maurice Glazer
BornFebruary 11, 1913
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 14, 1978 (age 65)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maurice Glazer (1913-1978) was a semi-professional magician starting in 1925 performing as "Nelini" and then "Count Maurice".

Biography

He specialized in mentalism, silks and illusions.[1]

Glazer traveled throughout the United States with his Think-A-Drink act in which he produced "any drink called for" by the audience, including a large stein of beer and a giant ice cream soda.

In the 1940s, the originator of the Think-A-Drink routine, Charles Hoffman successfully sued Glazer from using the name "Think-A-Drink Count Maurice" and his patter, but not from performing a similar act.[2]

As Count Maurice, he worked a mentalism act and for a publicity stunt, he often did the Blindfold Drive in traffic.

When television reduced the number of theaters using live entertainment, he created a Spook Show.

After many years of constant travel, Glazer left show business to become an executive for an automatic vending machine company. He worked there until he retired in 1977.

He was a member of SAM, IBM, and at the time of his passing he was Vice President of the Houdini Club of Philadelphia. [3]

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, May, 1935
  2. LIQUID MAGIC: THINK-A-DRINK' HOFFMAN Gary R. Brown, Magicol, February, 1997
  3. Broken Wand, MUM, January 1979



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