Tired of lugging his traditional ventriloquist’s dummy across the Pacific while entertaining U.S. troops in the Second World War, Jay Marshall (1919-2005) decided to use a left-handed khaki glove with two buttons for eyes as his rabbit dummy. It became the trademark of this magician, who also performed traditional magic tricks accompanied by droll patter. He travelled with Lefty all over the world, including the London Palladium, and on television. After his retirement from full-time performing, he and his wife Frances Ireland ran a magic business in Chicago; he was also a respected magic historian and collector.
Lefty hand puppet
Youngsters conjure up top prizes
A 13-year-old boy who lives in Spain and an 11-year-old girl from West Yorkshire were the big winners at this year’s annual Young Magicians Club Junior Day awards held...
Young Magician of the Year 2023
Having considered the five entries received for the Competition this year the Committee have decided that it is not possible to proceed to a Final. The event on April...