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Cal Emmett

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BornEarl Emmett? Call
September 25, 1894
Washington, Indiana
DiedJanuary 27, 1979 (age 84)
Houston, Texas
Resting placeRosewood Memorial Park, Humble, Texas

Cal Emmett (1894-1979), a manipulator of cigarettes, coins and balls, was the stage name of Earl E. Call.


During World War II Emmett was active in Camp Show tours and several long tours promoting International Harvester products. He also performed at the Magic Castle.

He was a member of the S.A.M., the I.B.M., and the T.A.O.M.


  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 36, No. 11, January 1957, Cal Emmet new Huston IBM convention chairman, by Lu Kaiser, page 28
  • Genii, Vol. 43, No. 3, March, 1979, Obituaries, Cal Emmett, page 205
  • M-U-M, Vol. 68, No. 11, April 1979, BROKEN WANDS, EARL E. CALL "cal emmett", page 41
  • M-U-M, Vol. 74, No 5, October 1984, Ask the Doctor, page 22
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 81, No. 10, October 2001, Bob Meredeth remembers Cal Emmett Symphony in Smoke, page 62