|Born||William H. Wagner|
August 5, 1892
|Died||June 8, 1988 (age 95) |
Carlisle Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA
|Resting place||Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle|
William (Bill) Wagner (1892-1988) was an industrial engineer and magician from Carlisle, Pennsylvania who specialized in mental and spiritualistic magic.
Inspired at the age of six after seeing Kellar performing at the Opera House in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Wagner gave his first public performance in 1912, when he was 20, after training with Keen, a contemporary of Kellar's.
While still an industrial engineer, in 1927-28 he took time out to present a full evening show on a lyceum circuit.
- "Grand Prize" at the I. B. M. Convention in 1927 for his Spirit Paintings presentation.
- Caryl Fleming medal for Three Card Prediction published in the February, 1949 Linking Ring.
- Trick of the Month Club Series No. 2, No. 12: New Method Dead Name Duplication (June 1933)
- BILL WAGNER'S THREE CARD PREDICTION
- ONE MAN WANT AD. TEST SUPREME
- ↑ WAGNER, WIZARD OF CARLISLE By Eddie Clever, Linking Ring, Vol. 28, No. 12, February 1949, page 21
- ↑ HISTORY OF RING 20, Linking Ring, April 1942
- ↑ WAGNER OF CARLISLE A REAL MAGICIAN By Jesse J. Lybarger, Linking Ring, Vol. XII, No.2, April 1932, page 111