Jay Marshall+

John Measner

Clettis Musson

Terry Nosek

Danny Orleans

Joe Palen

Bob Parrish+

Janny Paul+

Johnny Platt+

Graham Putnam

Jack Pyle

Jim Ryan

Jerry Schnepp (p)

Chic Schoke

Al Sharpe+

Jim Sherman

John Shirley

Roger Siegel

Jim Steinmeyer

Julius Sundman

Peter Tappan

Harlan Tarbell+

James Kater Thompson

Johnny Thompson+

Armando *Nick* Tomei

Vic Torsberg

Russ Walsh+(p)

Don Wiberg (p)

Phil Willmarth+ (p)

+27 Listed in T.A. Waters The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians

(p) 7 Past International Presidents

Don Alan+

Bert Allerton+

Simon Aronson

Theo *Okito* Bamberg

Howard Bamman (p)

Martin Barnett

Joe Berg+

Sam Berland+

Eugene Bernstein (p)

Jeff Bibik

Billy Bishop

Roy Blass

Arthur Buckley+

Eugene Burger+

John Brown Cook+

George Coon

Ralp Cote

Clarke "The Senator" Crandall+

Werner *Dorny* Dornfield

Tommy Edwards

Jack Gwynne

Eddie Hidson

Laurie Ireland+

Dick Jarrow

George Johnstone

Harry (King and Zorita) King

Mark Kornhauser+

Mike Kozlowski

Jerry Loe

Bill Malone

Frances Ireland Marshall+


Ring 43-Harlan Tarbell Chapter, chicago

Famous members: Past and Present


Dedicated to teaching its members to become better magical entertainers.

IBM Ring 43 Linking Ring

Chapter Namesake

Harlan Tarbell

IBM Ring 43

The International Brotherhood of Magicians, founded in 1922, is the world's largest (nearly 12,000 members worldwide) and most respected organization for professional and part-time professional magicians, hobbyists, collectors of magic apparatus and books and magic enthusiasts. Its more than 300 individual chapters are knows as Rings.

Ring 43, founded in 1946, has had many outstanding magicians as members, including noted authors (see list below). Twenty-seven are listed in T.A. Waters' The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians, and seven served as I.B.M. International Presidents. Our limited edition 60th anniversary collectors' book, published in 2006, details our illustrious history and accomplishments.

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A Library of Illusions, Misdirections and  Prestidigitation


Harlan Eugene Tarbell (1890-1960) was an American stage magician and illustrator of the early 20th century. He was the author of the definitive, multi-volume,

Tarbell Course in Magic.

In 1911, Tarbell moved to Chicago to pursue a professional career in illustration. His work attracted the interest of magic company Read and Covert, hiring Tarbell to work on their illustrated,

Catalogue of Superior Magical Apparatus.

Tarbell later discussed his course philosophy, "There is a big difference between a magician and a man who does tricks...Fundamentally, the making of a magician is no different than the making of other professional people."

Tarbell lived in suburban Elmhurst the last 34 years

of his life.