J. W. Sarles
|J. W. Sarles|
|Born||James William Sarles|
J. W. Sarles was a mentor to Karl Fulves, who met him when he was thirteen.
A William Sarles was listed in the April 1935 issue of the Sphinx for signing The Sphinx Pledge against exposing.
An article from the "Bergen Evening Record" from January 18, 1941 (which was reprinted in The Jinx No. 126) entitled "Gali Wins the Magic Dual; Scarne Says He Was Robbed" stated that a William Sarles was on the committee and was an editor of "March of Time" magazine.
A card trick by "Bill Sarles" called "Know-How" was published in Phoenix No. 76 (January 1945) page 310.
Beginning in the mid-1950's and extending to his death in 1974, Sarles held informal get-togethers to exchange of ideas with some of his magician friends including Don Nielsen, whom he referred to as The Division Street Regulars. Some of the material from these meetings were published in a series of booklets by Karl Fulves called "Secret Session" in the 1980s.
The first is of Fulves' Pallbearers Review (1965) was dedicated to him.
Edited Lamplighter with Karl Fulves from 1963-1964