Frank Everhart
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Frank Everhart Magic Token - Unlisted

Not in Kuethe

This token is associated with Frank Everhart, who performed magic at the Ivanhoe for Many years. It is not listed in the Kuethe Reference, so no MT designator for this one.

LOCATION: Chicago, U.S.A.
OBV: Knight on horseback with IVANHOE / 3000 NORTH CLARK ST. surrounding.
REV: A wishing well with WISHING WELL / ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE surrounding
SIZE: 38mm in Diameter with a Smooth Edge.
(for more info on Magic Tokens, see Paul Courville's update of the Kuethe Reference... it's great (even though this one's not listed)!)
Frank Everhart Sr. (1921 - 2004) was a magic bartender that believed in making people smile.

Learning to tend bar in San Diego, California at the El Cortez Hotel, he later moved to Chicago by 1949, working the Gay 90's Room of the Hotel LaSalle where Johnny Platt was the house magician. Frank's interest in magic began when he saw the great tips Platt was making compared to his from working behind the bar.
Platt taught magic and in 1953 Everhart went to work at the Ivanhoe (still in Chicago) where he stayed for 21 years.

Everhart also appeared on the Bozo Show in the 1950’s

In 1977, he moved to Memphis, Tennessee to become "Vice President of Fun" for his longtime corporate client Richards Manufacturing.

Everhart retired in 1986 and later moved to Illinois, near St. Louis and wrote a column called "Frankly Speaking" for John Fabjance's Legerdemain Magazine.

Everhart popularized "Chicago Opener" and the story-telling card trick "Sam the Bellhop".

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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor