|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1902, USA|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1976|
Horace Marshall, born the son of vaudeville performers, began his career in magic in 1923 working the Chataguaga Circuit. Using many of his own creations in the act, Horace soon discovered that other magicians wanted to purchase his effects. The demand for his magical creations became so great that it interfered with his performance of magic. In 1926, Horace decided to devote full-time to the creation, manufacture and sales of magical apparatus — and so the H. Marshall and Company was born.
A line of feather flowers was created, and additional apparatus was made available through German importation. However, with the advent of World War II, European imports were no longer obtainable. To fill this void, Marshall's expanded its woodworking, metal fabrication and silk production. Further expansion of the Marshall line occurred when Horace bought the rights to the effects of Rudy Schlosser, a renowned manufacturer of floral effects.
When Harry Blackstone, Senior commissioned Marshall's to create the entire opening of the "Great Blackstone Show" entitled "The Floral Garden", Marshall's supplied the complete flower act, including all of the silks used in this dazzling "Show of Shows!" When magicians saw his show, orders began to flood in for floral, silk and many other effects.
International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 161 is named in his honor.
Horace Marshall passed away on February 24, 1976
Created by: Magicbyshadow
Record added: May 03, 2012
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