Eugene E. Gloye
(Michigan City, Indiana: 29th August 1927 - )
Inspired at age 12 seeing Ed Reno. Learned from original Tarbell Course. Debut at age 15. Began as an outdoor showman in the Midwest, continuing as a semi-pro illusionist while in college studying psychology. Tutored Dick Cavett, launching him as a semi-pro magician. Psychologist by profession (with PhD in 1954). Amateur magician.
Invented Watch Out (1946), Fan-Ta-Bill (1947), Mazda Glass (1955), Double Exposure (c1956), and the Togetherness Deck. Wrote 9 books and booklets, including Theatrical Magic (1978, 230pp) and Harlan Tarbell (1993, 60pp). Numerous articles and tricks since 1944 in Dragon, New Phoenix, New Tops, Genii, etc. Columnist ("Our Magical Heritage") in Linking Ring 1976-present. Illustrator for Magic, Inc.
Coauthors: Ulysses Frederick Grant