The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Coming Soon)
"We have been fans of Johnny Thompson for more than forty years. He has helped create and refine virtually every branch of our stage and television work."
—Penn & Teller
For decades, Johnny Thompson has been one of the most respected minds in magic. His decades-long distinguished career has covered all facets of magic. From trade-show performances, to performing on stage in the early days of Las Vegas to consulting on stage for Lance Burton, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller, including behind-the-scenes judging on all four seasons of Fool Us, Johnny has done it all. He was the first recipient of the Allan Slaight Award for Lifetime Achievement (2015) and has been awarded the Masters Fellowship from The Academy of Magical Arts (1999).
"Johnny is not only the most knowledgeable and proficient magician I have ever met, he is also a great teacher who is happy to share his knowledge... I have learned more about magic from Johnny Thompson than anyone else in the world."
Written with renowned author Jamy Ian Swiss—Shattering Illusions (2001), Devious Standards (2011), and Preserving Mystery (2017) and the Lyons Den—and illustrated with hundreds of photographs by Julie Eng, The Magic of Johnny Thompson explains the real secrets of Johnny's most cherished and celebrated routines including The Cups & Balls, The Balls in the Net, The Egg Bag and The Gambler's Ballad.
It also includes previously unpublished material from Johnny's respected colleagues and mentors including Dai Vernon, Harry Riser and Ed Marlo; an extended chapter devoted to the close-up magic of Charlie Miller and Max Malini, Johnny Thompson's Trade Show Act including the Hundred Dollar Prediction; and an extended chapter on the dove and silk magic of The Great Tomsoni and Company.
Everything you would expect—and much more—from one of the most respected magicians of this or any other age!
We are in the final stages of producing this two-volume, hardcover, slipcase set. (The special pre-publication offer expired on Oct 31.) The regular price is $295 plus $25 S&H domestic and $40 international. Expected shipping is early 2018.