Sid Lorraine
2 Photographs
In Collection

8 x 10" action photograph of the late Sid Lorraine

"To Ed with best wishes"

Signed: Sid Lorraine

Photo of Sid Lorraine performing his Medicene Show-Mint-1973?
Lorraine stands behind his "NEW PRODUCTS DEMONSTRATION" table, wearing a white Doctor's coat
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Sid Lorraine
From MagicPedia

Sid Lorraine (April 24, 1905 - October 15, 1989 ) was born Sidney Richard Johnson in England, but emigrated to Canada. He magic name was inspired by his attraction to the words Alsace-Lorraine (a territory in France).

Sid Lorraine
Born Sidney Richard Johnson
April 24, 1905
Died October 15, 1989

On April 24, 1905 He was a commercial artist and amateur magician. He was deeply involved with our International Brotherhood of Magicians from its beginnings in 1922 and was named "official artist" in 1925. He was a founding member on I.B.M. Ring 17 of Toronto and a member of the Order of Merlin Excalibur.

He knew Doug Henning when Doug was a teenager and acted as adviser on Spellbound. Lorraine also wrote the prospectus for Henning when applying for his Canada Council grant.

During the late 1920s and into the 1930s, he appeared on Canadian radio as "The Magical Chatterbox."

Sid created many effects including Created Snakes Alive, The Liquor Cards and Thumb Fun. He also invented the Slop Shuffle.

In 1926, Lorraine attended the first I.B.M. Convention in Ohio and met Percy Abbott, which brought about him doing a monthly column in the initial issue of Abbott's TOPS magazine. Eventually became the book reviewer for New Tops and also wrote columns for the Linking Ring. Sid drew thousands of illustrations for Abbott catalogs and publications. He illustrated Stewart James' rope encyclopedia.

He was considered as a "historical encyclopedia of magic " by John Booth. See The Linking Ring, Vol. 16, no. 6, August 1936, page 458.

•Patter (1938)
•A Magician in the House (1939)
•More Patter (1950)
•Gags, Routines and Patter (1962)
•Twenty Two Terrific Tricks and Gags
•Sid Lorraine Blog
•Obit Genii 1989 July