|Robert K. Weill|
|Born||November 1, 1912|
|Died||April 20, 2000 (age 87) |
Lewiston, New York
Bob Weill, who managed the radio division of the Weill Advertising Company in Buffalo until forming his own management consulting business, directed the Linking Ring Hocus Pocus Parade along with Eddie Clever and Joe Ovette starting in 1941.
Previous to that, Weill conducted a column known as "Bob's This N' That" from 1930 to 1940 which he combined original ideas with his viewpoints on magic and magicians in general.
Upon the death of his close friend Caryl Fleming, Weill created "The Fleming Fund" to pay the membership of magicians who belong to the I.B.M. but whose financial situation would not permit them to keep their membership.
When Ted Annemann did his bullet catching effect, it was Bob Weill's father who fired the gun. In 1939, Weill co-wrote and published, with Ralph Hinkson, a spoof issue of The Jinx, known as the "Fake Jinx", which upset Annemann very much.
Funny Stuff for Funny Musicians with Frank Lane
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 25, No. 7, September 1945, ROBERT K. WEILL, By Gene Gordon, page 27
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 80, No. 7, July 2000, Obituary Robert K. Weill, page 143