(USA: 23rd April 1907 - 19th June 1975)
Clarke Caryle "The Senator" Crandall
Pro comedy close-up. Pet effects: Six Card Repeat and Cut and Restored Rope. Managed Al Sharpe's Studio of Magic in Chicago 1956-57 when he bought it, operating it until 1958 and then until next year as wholesale.
Invented "Poker Player’s Nightmare" (by 1964). Edited The Senator's Pink Sheet 1957-59 as house organ. Columnist for New Tops since 1962. Moved to Hollywood by 1970. AMA Best Lecturer 1970, 1974. Taught Gary Michaels in 1974.
Wrote Entertaining with Magic (1952), How to Stack Dice [1974, 18pp], and The Best of Senator Crandall (1998, 108pp, ed. by Neil Foster, based on his New Tops column).