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Topic: Annemann Biographical Info
Message: Posted by: Aron Devin (Jul 14, 2005 10:37PM)
Hi Richard,

Just a quick note to let you know I really appreciate all you've done for the art of Mentalism. Annemann's "Practical Mental Effects" was one of the first "magic" books I ever purchased...from Tannen's believe it or not. I have both sets of your L and L DVD sets and they are awesome! Keep up the good work.

My reason for writing is this: do you know of any other sources besides the Max Abrams book, where I could find some biographical information about Ted Annemann? I am interested in writing a biography of him and am needing to track down hard-to-find reference material or interview people that knew him, or even saw him perform. I've noticed that much of his personality can be insuated from the collected Jinx magazines but I'm looking for as many sources and references I can find concerning this fascinating man.

Thanks in advance for any and all help you might provide.

Sincerely,

Aron Devin
Message: Posted by: Richard Osterlind (Jul 14, 2005 11:01PM)
Aron,

First, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the DVD's.

I got my copy of PME from Tannen's, also. I always considered the Abram's book to be the last word on Annemann. I don't know of any other sourses where you might look. Perhaps someone reading this will offer some help.

Unfortuately, most of the people who were his peers are long gone. I don't remember anyone ever telling me they were Annemann's friends.

Sorry I can't help you there, but I wish you luck. I would love to read such a book myself.

Sincerely,
Richard
Message: Posted by: BillWheeler (Jul 14, 2005 11:18PM)
Jay Marshall wrote some very brief snippets about Annemann including biographical information in one of the issues of "The New Phoenix". These were probably cited in the Abrams book.
Message: Posted by: pierredan (Jul 15, 2005 07:20AM)
There is an issue of Genii Magazine dedicated to Annemenan. I think it was January 92 or 93?
Message: Posted by: Aron Devin (Jul 16, 2005 05:27PM)
Thank you for the info pierredan. I'll try to find the back issue.
Message: Posted by: Aron Devin (Jul 16, 2005 05:27PM)
Thank you for the info pierredan. I'll try to find the back issue.
Message: Posted by: themindreader (Jul 16, 2005 05:52PM)
The Mind Readers (avalible from alakazam.co.uk) has a bit of info about him.