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Bob Kline (March 17, 1912 - June 26, 2004) marketed his creations as Kline Kraft Magic & Products. He was the architect, builder and designer of the Fairyland Forest theme park at Conneaut Lake Park in Pennsylvania.

He also did his own magic shows in the park's outdoor theater. Born Robert Kline in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to a former mayor of that town, Warren P. Kline, he received a master's degree from Columbia University and became a High School arts and crafts teacher. Kline was popular with his students and known for his colorful bow ties. Throughout his teaching career, Kline and his wife Billie (also a teacher), performed magical acts, most of which he had invented and built himself. Bob retired in 1974 after 40 years of teaching

For several years, he assisted Gene Gordon with the annual "PIFF PAFF POOF" convention held at the lake Conneaut Hotel.

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