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Val Evans

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Val Evans
BornValentine Bagley Evans
1896
DiedFebruary 03, 1981

Val Evans (1896-1981), born Valentine Bagley Evans, created many effects including "An Invitation to Lunch"[1], a version of Rising Cards and the "Stop Trick" (which is sold by Vikings/Collector's Workshop).

Biography

Evans, a veteran of World War I, was a barker before he was stricken with agoraphobia and would not leave home to go outside, which ended his performing career.

He was a member of IBM Ring 122 in Boston and was the last surviving charter member of SAM Assembly 9.

Books

  • Patter, Gags and Bits of Business for Magicians (1935)
  • Stacks and Stacks of Cards (1940)

References

  1. Jinx no. 35, August 1937