Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Chevalier Ernest Thorn's Grave


Chevalier Ernest Thorn was one of the greatest illusion designer/creators of the 19/20th Century, but he is sadly mostly forgotten today. I have a blog article on his illusions that you can find here: as well as a podcast episode on his life, which you can find here:

He died May 21st, 1928 and is buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery in Leipzig Germany.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Tony Slydini's Grave


Tony Slydini hardly needs an introduction. He was one of the greatest close-up/sleight of hand men of the 20th Century. What made him stand out among all the others is that he invented all his own moves. And according to his only officially authorized protege, Bill Wisch, Tony truly loved magic. His real name was Quintino Marucci born Sept 1st 1900 in Italy, died January 15th, 1991. 

The Magic Detective Podcast Ep 45 covers Slydini.

The location of the grave was known to precious few. In fact, I've been trying to find out where it was for over a year. But thankfully, Bill Wisch has decided to reveal the location to all. We are forever grateful for revealing the location of Slydini's grave. Bill filmed a short video that you might enjoy...see below...

If you would like to pay your respects to Slydini in person, his final resting place is located at:

Hollywood Memorial Park and Cemetery
1500 Stuyvesant Ave. Union, NJ 07083
Mausoleum of the Good Shepherd
D Chapel-Unit B-Row 3

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Grave of Imro Fox

The first comedy magician, by all accounts, was Imro Fox. He performed with Servais LeRoy and Frederick Eugene Powell in the Triple Alliance. He was likely the template for Servais LeRoy's character of BOSCO in the Monarchs of Magic. In fact, Fox used to do a trick with a duck and a chicken and he'd remove their heads and switch them on the two animals. Later, Servais LeRoy added this effect to his show.

Isadore IMRO Fox is buried in the Oheb Shalom Cemetery in 1321 North Broad St. Hillside NJ. He is buried in Lot 1001, Block 59, Grave #3. His wife Pauline is also buried there in Grave #2

You can learn more about Imro Fox on my podcast

Special Note: On he is listed in both Oheb Shalom Cemetery and then in another listing being in Evergreen Cemetery. These two cemeteries are right next to each other, but they are separate. He is NOT in Evergreen. I'm going to try and get that listing removed. Photo below courtesy of Tom Ewing, and used with his permission.