Harlan Tarbell (1890 - 1960),
creator of the enduring Tarbell Course in Magic, is pictured ready
to perform in formal evening dress, surrounded by the original edition
of the Tarbell System course in Magic, which has become an institution.
almost 75 years countless thousands have studied magic under the
tutelage of the "Tarbell System".
at lower left is the MAGIC DIPLOMA issued by Tarbell Systems
to OKITO, on November 24th, 1956, on the occasion of a celebration
featuring Tarbell. The Diploma was one of a small number of his
Okito's personal effects kept personally by Okito's son David [Fu
Manchu] until his own passing.
Tarbell Course of Magic poster [left, behind Tarbell's portrait]
was issued as part of the original Tarbell course.It is complete
with 60 photographs featuring Tarbell, and progress summaries representing
what had been learned during each of the 60 lessons, intended for
progress towards full 'magicianship' to be filled in by the student.
Tarbell is most widely known for the Tarbell System of teaching
magic, that was not his sole contribution to the art of magic. [continued