September 12, 1996

Magician J. B. Bobo died in Texarkana (Miller County). At the peak of his career, he and his wife performed 400 to 450 school magic shows a year; this decreased to 300 a year in later years. It is estimated that they gave more than 14,000 school shows in more than fifty years. In 1947, Bobo put many of his magic ideas in a book titled Watch This One! But it was his classic book, Modern Coin Magic(1952), that earned him a worldwide reputation. The book has been reprinted several times and is still available.

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