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Mona Morrison
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I received this note a little while ago...

From: "Lee Jacobs"
To: "Mona Santow"

Dear Mona,

I need a favor from you. I am very sad to tell you that Lee passed away on Good Friday. He had a brain tumor diagnosed 6 months ago and the cancer just kept growing and spread all over his body. He passed on at home and was active up until the week before. He suffered the last couple of
days, but went peacefully.

I would like to notify the Linking Ring so they can run something, but I don't know who to contact. Could you give me a name and address?

Thanks so much.

Magically yours,
Ramona Compton (Mrs. Lee Jacobs)

I received this Email this morning from Ramona....

This edition of Lee's E-news is a tribute to Lee Jacobs, who passed away peacefully at his home on Good Friday after a six month battle with a malignant brain tumor.

Lee had a love of magic for most of his life. He gave his first magic performance at the age of 12 and I had the pleasure of being in the audience of family and friends gathered in his living room. (I married the boy next door-some of you may have seen the pictures of our 'first' wedding.)

Taking time out to study his way through the doctoral program in English at Ohio University, and then to teach there, Lee never gave up magic. He even performed on stage at Ohio University while a student there. His path eventually led him to New York where he became friends with the great Henny Youngman and remained friends with him until Henny's death.

Lee returned to his roots in Pomeroy to help his ailing mother and that is when he began publishing books for magicians and mentalists, combining his love of magic and his knowledge of English.

Lee became fascinated with the beautiful posters of the early magicians and began collecting them. He realized that the posters were becoming so expensive that most people could not afford them and would never be able to enjoy their beauty.
This realization gave birth to the idea of reproducing posters and he proceeded to reproduce the first magic poster-Houdini's KING OF CARDS. This idea did not catch on at first, but eventually reproductions became quite popular. This may have been Lee's greatest contribution to the field of magic. And he had always wanted to be remembered for this contribution.

Lee could be a little abrasive at times, but I have also seen a very soft side of him when he had helped people, especially the young and the very old, to acquire something they were wanting. He was one of the most honest, and stubborn, people that I have ever know and I have the greatest respect for him in building a successful international business from scratch. He will be missed by many people in the magic community.

His business will continue to operate as usual at this time (with the exception that I do not have his extensive knowledge of magic and will be a bit slower and unable to answer many questions). My wish is that someone interested in magic would like to buy his business. If you are that someone, please contact me.

Ramona Compton (Mrs. Lee Jacobs)

Lee Jacobs Productions
Post Office Box 362
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769-0362 U.S.A.
Phone 740/992-5208
Fax 740/992-0616
LEEmail LJacobs@frognet.net
http://www.LeeJacobsProductions.com
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My thoughts and prayers go out to Lee's family. His many contributions to magic will continue to brighten the lives of so very many...he will not be forgotten. Smile
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Steve Hart
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Lee was always a little strange, but somehow we connected.

I respected him and his wealth of knowledge.

I must say his books on the 50 foot rope tie are worth more than the books. No one is doing this type of escape anymore, check it out.

I would but I am too tall and I am not as young as I used to be.

Lee will be missed at the magic conventions.
Who is take his place?

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Does any one have news of Ramona Compton since she moved to Sedona AZ, Last we spoke she was ill with a kidney problem.
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What a loss of a magical resource. Publishing in magic is vanishing.

I'm sorry to lose him and especially this way. This is the way I lost my mom and she taught me my first magic trick, encouraged me to pursue the entertainment business and ran interference with my dad for me.

He will be missed.

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Quote:
On 2009-07-09 10:38, magicusb wrote:
Does any one have news of Ramona Compton since she moved to Sedona AZ, Last we spoke she was ill with a kidney problem.
Dick & Dorothy


If you get a response, please let me know.
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He will always be magic to our hearts.
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