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Spook Show Autograph Signers

Autograph cards for Spook Show are signed by actual spook show magicians. Unfortunately, many of the pioneer Ghostmasters have already passed away, but we were lucky to find not one, but three original Spook Showmen, plus one of the very few performers who are currently recreating Spook Shows for modern audiences.

 

Philip Morris (aka "Dr. Evil") entertained hundreds of thousands of audiences in this long career as a Ghostmaster. He also hosted a shock theater type TV program, and would promote his traveling terror tours there. Morris booked so many spook shows, that he also hired other magicians to take his shows on the road. He also performed throughout all Canada. Morris was a pioneer in the use of radio to really fill theaters for his shows. He went to become President of Morris Costumes, an industry leader in Halloween costumes, magic equipment, and haunted house props. His "Dr. Evil" character name was made famous in the Austin Powers movies.

Rick Allen (aka "Kelmar") started doing spook shows in his teens. Although the traveling horror shows were beginning to decline in the 1960s, Allen created new gimmicks and publicity stunts to reel in the audiences. His infectious enthusiasm is apparent in his various ads, and he's currently a motivational writer and speaker to this day.

Vince Carmen (aka "Dr. Vincent Van Goul) was one of several magicians to perform for Phillip Morris and the "Terrors of the Unknown" campaign. Vince is the head of a family of performers who continue to entertain modern audiences with magic dinner theater. He still recreates various Spook Show illusions (like the Frame of Life and Death) for his Halloween shows.

Keith Stickley (aka "Dr. Scream") is one of the very few professional magicians to bring back the spook show in modern times. His Scream tours every year, especially during Halloween, and he may even perform near you. (You can see his schedule at SpookShowRevival.com)

 



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