Abbott’s Get-Together 1964, Watson

    The 1964 Abbott’s Get Together     From Abbott’s TOPS Magazine, October 1964; by Monk Watson: ”The big show is over, or was it the big shows … really I’m not back to normal yet, but I hope to … Continue reading

Abbott’s 1965 Get-Together, Crandall

Abbott’s Get-Together of 1965     From TOPS Magazine, October 1965, By Clarke Crandall (who continues his comeback aimed at TOPS Columnist Gene Gordon who had written that Crandall was a “frustrated” magician and TV Personality.): “The Abbott Get-Together shows … Continue reading

Abbott’s 1965 Get-Together

Abbott’s Get-Together of 1965     From TOPS Magazine, October 1965, By Clarke Crandall (who continues his comeback aimed at TOPS Columnist Gene Gordon who had written that Crandall was a “frustrated” magician and TV Personality.): “The Abbott Get-Together shows … Continue reading

Abbott’s to Close?

Abbott’s To Close? Taken from The Colon Express newspaper, July 23, 1942: “NO TRUTH IN RUMOR ABBOTT’S WILL CLOSE It has come to our notice that a rumor is being spread around that the Abbott Magic Novelty Company intends closing … Continue reading

Abbott’s Final Get-Together

Percy Abbott’s Final Magic “Get-together” From the South Bend Tribune, 1959: “COLON – Percy Abbott, world-renowned illusionist, who made a hobby into the world’s largest magic factory, will retire from his mystic trade after two one-man shows in September. The … Continue reading

Abbott’s Metal Shop Destroyed

Abbott’s Metal Shop Destroyed From the Colon Express, November 20, 1952:”Good Work of Firemen Saves Other Buildings Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company is gradually getting its several departments organized from the effects of the fire Saturday morning which completely wiped out … Continue reading

Abbott Employees, 1961

Employees at Abbott’s     From The New TOPS Magazine, date unknown, approximately May of 1961, by Recil Bordner: “This year, the Magician’s Get-Together will be held here in COLON for the first time in nine years. The dates are … Continue reading

Abbott Co. Puffaroo Lawsuit

The Abbott Magic Company “Puffaroo” Lawsuit   PETER A. LARRAMENDY et al., Respondents, v. JOSEPH N. MYRES et al., Defendants; PERCY ABBOTT et al., Appellants. COUNSEL Jack Schnider and Robert J. Sullivan for Appellants. James C. Hollingsworth and Hammons, Willard … Continue reading

Take a Bow, Abbott;s 1966

From The Colon Express, August 17, 1966: “Abbott’s Magic Get-Together, the magicians’ Mecca, has convened as is its custom every third week in August. Colon, the Magic Capitol of the World, is pleased as punch and very proud to host … Continue reading

Abbott Magic Co. by Monk Watson

Abbott Magic Novelty Company   From the September, 1964 “TOPS’ Magazine. The Profession Touch” by Monk Watson: “So many, too many, years ago, I left Detroit and took to the road in a new (?) type of “Show Business” known … Continue reading