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'''Ray-Mond''' (Raymond Monroe Corbin) began a professional performer as a teenager with Dr. Miles medicine show.  
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'''Ray-Mond''' (Raymond Monroe Corbin) (1916-2003) began a professional performer as a teenager with Dr. Miles medicine show.
  
By 18 he was working as a  mentalist-mindreader act as "Rajah Ramo". At the age of 22, he was performing stage magic in [[Vaudeville]]. Toured Europe as the magician with the "Yankee Doodlers" Ninth Air Force entertainment team  in World War II. <ref>(cover) Magician of the Month, MUM, August 1984</ref>
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By 18 he was working as a  mentalist-mindreader act as "Rajah Ramo". At the age of 22, he was performing stage magic in [[Vaudeville]]. He would bill himself as the "Aristocrat of Deception" after seeing a Hellmann's Mayonnaise truck advertising its product as the "Aristocrat of Mayonnaise."<ref>http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2003-07-08/news/0307080060_1_magicians-corbin-westminster</ref>
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He toured Europe as the magician with the "Yankee Doodlers" Ninth Air Force entertainment team  in World War II. <ref>(cover) Magician of the Month, MUM, August 1984</ref>
  
 
Opened his Ray-Mond's Studio of Magic in Westminster, Maryland in around 1946.  
 
Opened his Ray-Mond's Studio of Magic in Westminster, Maryland in around 1946.  
 
   
 
   
In late 1940s, he started touring with his illusion show and then later as a  
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In late 1940s, he started touring with his illusion show and then later as a ghost show with his assistant wife Doris Mae Corbin (whom he had married in 1944).<ref>Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth CHAPTER 262 - RAYMOND; FROM PITCHMAN TO MIDNIGHT GHOST SHOWMAN , Linking Ring, August 1992 </ref>
ghost show with his assistant wife Doris Mae Corbin (whom he had married in 1944). <ref>Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth CHAPTER 262 - RAYMOND; FROM PITCHMAN TO MIDNIGHT GHOST SHOWMAN , Linking Ring, August 1992 </ref>
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He  founded the Ray-Mond Assembly S.A.M. in Westminster, Maryland, was one of the organizing founders of the [[Society of Young Magicians]] and served as the National [[SAM]] President (1984-85). He was a Silver Star member of the Inner [[Magic Circle]], London, England and a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur in the [[International Brotherhood of Magicians]].
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He wrote articles for [[New Tops]] and [[Legerdemain]]. 
  
He  founder the Ray-Mond Assembly S.A.M. in Westminster, Maryland, was one of the organizing founders of the [[Society of Young Magicians]] and served as the National [[SAM]] President (1984-85). He was a Silver Star member of the Inner [[Magic Circle]], London, England and a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur in the [[International Brotherhood of Magicians]]. He wrote articles for [[New Tops]] and [[Legerdemain]].  He was also elected into the Society of
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Ray-Mond was also elected into the [[Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame]] in 1990.<ref>Broken Wand, MUM, September, 2003</ref>
American Magicians Hall of Fame.<ref>Broken Wand, MUM, September, 2003</ref>
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Revision as of 17:57, 26 November 2012

Ray-Mond
BornRaymond Monroe Corbin
September 29, 1916
Medford (near Westminster), Maryland
DiedJuly 04, 2003 (age 86)
Jacksonville, Florida
CategoriesBooks by Ray-Mond

Ray-Mond (Raymond Monroe Corbin) (1916-2003) began a professional performer as a teenager with Dr. Miles medicine show.

By 18 he was working as a mentalist-mindreader act as "Rajah Ramo". At the age of 22, he was performing stage magic in Vaudeville. He would bill himself as the "Aristocrat of Deception" after seeing a Hellmann's Mayonnaise truck advertising its product as the "Aristocrat of Mayonnaise."[1]

He toured Europe as the magician with the "Yankee Doodlers" Ninth Air Force entertainment team in World War II. [2]

Opened his Ray-Mond's Studio of Magic in Westminster, Maryland in around 1946.

In late 1940s, he started touring with his illusion show and then later as a ghost show with his assistant wife Doris Mae Corbin (whom he had married in 1944).[3]

He founded the Ray-Mond Assembly S.A.M. in Westminster, Maryland, was one of the organizing founders of the Society of Young Magicians and served as the National SAM President (1984-85). He was a Silver Star member of the Inner Magic Circle, London, England and a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur in the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

He wrote articles for New Tops and Legerdemain.

Ray-Mond was also elected into the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame in 1990.[4]


Awards

  • 1965 - MAES Best Effect.

Books

References

  1. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2003-07-08/news/0307080060_1_magicians-corbin-westminster
  2. (cover) Magician of the Month, MUM, August 1984
  3. Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, The Autobiography of John Booth CHAPTER 262 - RAYMOND; FROM PITCHMAN TO MIDNIGHT GHOST SHOWMAN , Linking Ring, August 1992
  4. Broken Wand, MUM, September, 2003
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