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ARTICLES ABOUT NEIL FOSTER:
Ovation for Neil Foster (1977)
Neil Foster recalls Queen Elizabeth (1977)
Jeanne Foster's obituary (1979)
Surgery restores Foster's ability (1979)
Background on Neil Foster (1981)
The Chavez course under Neil Foster (1981)
Neil Foster press release (1981)
Magic museum honors Foster (1987)
Neil Foster's obituary (1988)
Recollections of Neil Foster (1988)
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Anecdotes about Neil and Jeanne Foster in Dale Salwak's nonfiction book, FAITH IN THE FAMILY
In 1941, magicians BEN and MARIAN CHAVEZ launched the Chavez Studio of Magic in California. Among the many professionals who became graduates of the Pasadena-based school are Channing Pollock, Don Alan and Norm Nielsen. Marian Chavez continued to operate the school after her husband's death.
Marian Chavez bequeathed the school's ownership to Neil Foster, one of the school's most highly regarded students and instructors. During Foster's tenure, magicians from around the world traveled to Colon, Michigan, to learn the Chavez magical style.
On Foster's death, ownership of the school passed to Foster's students Dale Salwak and Chris Jakway. Private instruction and a home-study course continue to be available.
For information on personal instruction in the Western United States or the home-study course, contact:
Dale Salwak, Chavez Studio of Magic
P.O. Box 8054, La Verne, CA 91750
Call: (909) 593-5374
Fax: (909) 596-8596
If you live in the Eastern United States and wish instruction at the Neil Foster Memorial Studio in connection with Chris Jakway, contact:
Larry Wirtz, P.O. Box 837
Crown Point, IN 46308
Call: (219) 662-1530
Or contact Chris Jakway directly at
Chris_L._Jakway@glfn.org or by calling (616) 965-0807
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