|Born||Philip Reed Willmarth|
August 19, 1931
New Castle, Pennsylvania
|Died||September 16, 2014 (age 83) |
Durham, North Carolina
Philip "Phil" Willmarth (1931-2014), a magician and author, was the I.B.M. International President (2007-2008).
Willmarth's father gave him a magic book by Will Lindhorst which hooked him on magic.
He owned an advertising and marketing research company and performed as a part-time professional magician starting in 1959.
He was a member of I.B.M. Ring 199 (Raleigh, North Carolina), I.B.M. Ring 326 (Burbank-Glendale-Eagle Rock-Pasadena, California), I.B.M. Ring 2100 (The Universe), the Society of American Magicians, and the Magic Circle (MIMC with Gold Star).
He was author of several books and published many by other authors.
- The Magic of Matt Schulien (1959)
- Fun with a Handkerchief (1969)
- The Ring and Rope Book (1975)
- Kopdell's Three Card Trick (editor) (1988)
- The Knot Collector (1989)
- Routines Matter (editor) (2009)
- The Impostess Princess Expanded (2011)
With Jim Ryan
- Jim Ryan Close-Up Series (Four volumes, 1980-1981)
- Sensational Stunners
- Entertaining Card Quickies
- Classical Card Routines
- The Fantastic Cups & Balls Routine
- James P. Ryan Bar Magic Lecture Notes
With Trevor Lewis:
- Trevor Lewis Esolc (1981)
With Eugene Burger
- Audience Involvement
- The Secret of Restaurant Magic
- Eugene Burger on Matt Schulien's Fabulous Card Discoveries
- Secrets & Mysteries for the Close-Up Entertainer
- Intimate Power
- M-U-M, 74, Vol. 74, No. 9, June 1984, Cover, Phil Willmarth, S.A.M. Magician of the Month, by Robert Lund, page 10
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 87, No. 7, July 2007, Cover, Phil Willmarth, New President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, by Jack White, page 36