March 24, 1926 Bournemouth, England
September 26, 2006 (age 80) Hampstead, London
John Salisse (1926-2006) was an collector and authority on the Maskelyne family.
2 Awards and honors
Salisse was a Director of the British department store Marks and Spencers in 1966 when he became the Hon. Secretary of the Magic Circle. An organization he would serve for over 20 years and later become an Honorary Vice-President.
He performed a comedy act, "Francis the Duck", which was featured at conventions in both England and the United States.
Awards and honors
Special Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts in 1993 as well as Honary Life Member of The Magic Castle
The Silver Wand 1959
Maskelyne Award 2001,
John Nevil Maskelyne Prize 2004
Elected to the S.A.M. Hall of Fame
A Candid View of Maskelyne [with Anne Davenport] (1995)
St. George's Hall [with Anne Davenport] (2001)
1.↑ Obit, Genii 2006 December
M-U-M, Vol. 75, No. 10, March 1986, JOHN J. SALISSE ESQ, MAGICIAN OF THE MONTH, page 12
The Linking Ring, Vol. 76, No. 12, December 1996, MEMOIRS OF A MAGICIAN'S GHOST by of John Booth, THE DUCK THAT MADE JOHN SALISSE FAMOUS, page 81
The Linking Ring, Vol. 86, No. 12, December 2006, Remembering John Salisse by Elizabeth Warlock, page 71
The Magic Circular, Vol. 100, No. 1085, December 2006, Tributes to John Salisse MIMC. CBE, 24 March 1926 – 26 September 2006, page 380
The Magic Circular, Vol. 101, No. 1098, April 2007, The John Salisse CBE Memorial Fund, page 101