Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Joe Karson's Grave
Joe Karson was the inventor of one of the classics of magic, The Zombie. Joe was also the inventor of a number of other magic effects which include 'The World's Fastest Card Trick and a one man floating handkerchief routine called "Voodoo". Magician Mike Rose wrote a biography about Karson a few years back which is sold out but available in e-book format through www.lybrary.com
Apparently, Mike Rose also took it upon himself to start up a Memorial Fund to raise money for a marker for Joe Karson's grave. Through his efforts we now have the headstone that you see above.
Joe Karson died on November 6, 1980 and is buried in the St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield Mass.
To find out more about Joe Karson and the history of magic please visit: www.magichistorybooks.com