Potter & Potter’s May auction features Houdiniana, including rare postcards, signed photographs, and much more. Also featured: magic and memorabilia from the career of Johnny Thompson—The Great Tomsoni.
THE GREAT TOMSONI
A devastating loss... master magician, Johnny Thompson (aka The Great Tomsoni) passed away on March 9, 2019 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Pamela Hayes Thompson.
“How long? Believe it or not, a long time. In fact, Johnny’s known me longer than I’ve known Johnny...” Julie Eng looks back on her long friendship with magical legend Johnny Thompson.
Johnny arrived in the morning and we started to work immediately on his suggestions and ideas.
It was an emotional and difficult time for both of us as we came to the realization that this was our final day with Johnny.
On Tuesday, our day with Johnny started later in the evening as he works with Penn & Teller during the day. To fill that time, Johnny contacted Mac King and made arrangements for us to attend his afternoon show.
As this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with one of the world leaders in magical entertainment, we were both shocked and thrilled for this chance. I have provided a short narrative that highlights some of our most memorable moments and experiences.