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Turk
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I was watching a 20+ year old VHS tape the other day. It was called "The Magic of Magic" (I think) and it starred a magician named Bob Yorburg. Bob did a bunch of magic with ordinary objects. It was obviously a beginning magic-type of tape but Bob was quite polished and performed in a tux in front of a large lay audience and with four audience members gathered around the table. This was NOT an "L&L-type" of audience. What was interesting is that there were cameo shots of certain famous contemporary magicians in the audience--one of them being Slydini and another whose face I recognized but whose name escapes me at the moment. I think that Bob might have even been a student of Slydini's. Certainly his coin magic seemed very much influenced by Slydini--and with Slydini being in the audience, I think Slydini probably was his mentor or teacher.

After viewing the tape, I did a Google search for "Bob Yorburg, magician" and got no "hits." Has anyone else seen this tape or heard of Bob Yorburg?

Just curious; any info would be appreciated.

Mike
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Steven Steele
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I searched the internet and found a Bob Yorburg who graduated from Wesleyan University in 1977. He presented a family magic show at a reunion in May of 2002. You might be able to get in contact with him through the University.

In addition there were several sites with a Bob Yorburg involved in Amusement Carving. There are also sites with a Bob Yorburg working on automatons as well as a self-playing steel drum.

These all sound like this could be your guy. I have never heard of him, but that means nothing. Peter Biro may have heard of him. Pete has an extraoridinary list of magicians he's met. You might PM him.

Steven
Turk
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Thanks for the info, Steve. I will ask Pete if he has heard of this guy.

Mike
Magic is a vanishing Art.

This must not be Kansas anymore, Toto.

Eschew obfuscation.
Jonathan Townsend
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This the guy who also did shows for Burger King? And had a workshop with some impressive inventions? It would make sense that he was a Slydini student. Right time and place as well as knowing another Slydini student, J. P. Laramie.
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