Wand - Herb Zarrow
from George Schindler
Zarrow Dies at 82
May 11, 2008.- The Society of American Magicians regrets
the passing of Life Member Herb Zarrow.
82-year-old Zarrow died of pneumonia this afternoon.
Services will be held on
Tuesday May 13th at 1:30pm at Temple Sholom (385 Howland Ave)
in River Edge, New Jersey.
Zarrow was well known for his outstanding
contributions to the art of magic and has been a member of
Assembly #25 of the Society for 54 years. His close friend
Past National President Warren Kaps will perform the traditional
Broken Wand ceremony
Who's Who In Magic
Herb(ert G.), CPA, MIMC
(Paterson, New Jersey: 4 Nov 1925- ) Inspired and learned
at age 11-12 from Gilbert magic set & library books. Accountant
in New Jersey. Amateur closeup with cards & coins. Innovator
& improver in card & close-up magic. Invented Zarrow
shuffle around 1953-54, having "worked on it at various
times, from late forties" & published it in 1957
in Phoenix. MIMC 1995. Louie Award 1998.
Tricks in Epilogue, Pallbearers, Chronicles, Apocalypse, Rigamarole,
MUM, & Linking Ring plus books by Vernon, Fulves, Lorayne,
Kaufman, Crosthwaite, etc. (MUM9/95;Wh2)