Vintage 8x10 Photo Magician Comedian, Actor, Abb Dickson 8x10 autographed photograph
This is from the estate of the late magician, Jerry Conklin, from Colon, Michigan.
This is an 8 x 10 black and white photo of Magician Funny Man ABB DICKSON
Vintage 1978 autographed/signed
In great condition..small stain on bottom of white border.
Born: Abb Dickson was born in Atlanta, Georgia August 31, 1948 to Pope Dickson and Edith Donahon Dickson
Besides his performing interest, Abb Dickson was a partner in the family funeral business (which allowed him to finance his performing efforts & show early on). He is featured also on the cover of the January 1989 issue of Genii magazine, as well as many other industry publications throughout the years.
Famous magician Doug Henning was a big fan of Abb’s touring show Presto, and gave it a glowing review
Abb Dickson (1948-2016) was a professional comedy magician starting in the 1970s.
Born in Atlanta to Pope Dickson and Edith Donahon Dickson, he was inspired by magic at the age of ten after seeing a school show magician.
Dickson started doing comedy magic in his senior year in high school and went full time professional in 1970. He toured the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico from 1975 to 1986 with his own "Presto!" illusion show that included a crew of thirty.
Dickson later specialized in trade shows.
He appeared in 8 Orson Welles films and as actor or magician in 5 other films.
Dickson worked for Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors.
The "& son" of the Atlanta based "Pope Dickson and Son, Funeral Directors" was Abb.
In 2014, Dickson was in a care facility in Fayetteville, Georgia and died in 2016 after a long illness.
His funeral services was scheduld to be held on July 21, 2016 at 10:00 am. at Forrest Hills Memorial Park in Forrest Hills, GA. Wheeler Funeral Home in Coventington.
↑ Cover Genii 1989 January
↑ Our Cover in The Linking Ring, Vol. 77, No. 7, July 1997, page 43
http://www.magician.org/resources/broken-wand/past-i-b-m--president-abb-dickson-has-died?blogid=323 Broken Wand, Obituary for Abb Dickson