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.
We woke up early so we can pick up supplies for the day’s mentoring session.
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.
This large hardbound book chronicles the beautiful cuts and flourishes of 95- year-old Msgr. Vincent Foy from Canada.
How Gamblers Win is a classic of early cheating literature. On first publication in 1865, the author’s name was given as Gerritt M. Evans, and was republished in 1868 in a slightly expanded edition and Evans’ name was removed from the title page.
Stewart James in Print and The James File are two of the largest magic books ever published (the James File is actually two volumes, but I consider it a single work). They comprise over 2700 pages and over 1000 tricks.
Stewart James was an incredible magic creator. Tricks like Miraskill, Further Than That, Sefalaljia, the Love-sick Tennis Ball, and Jamesway Poker Deal indicated a mind that did not work like most others.
If you are one of the vanishing breed of magicians that likes to read, you should immediately mortgage your house, rent a truck with a dolly, drive down to your local magic shop, and haul both Stewart James in Print and The James File to your house.
Who is Stewart James and why does Allan Slaight keep putting out books of his material? The answers to these questions will already be obvious to many, but if they are not yet obvious to you, Mr. Slaight now offers an easy point of entry to the work of the remarkable magical creator, Stewart James.
Dai Vernon is in some senses one of the greatest magicians who ever lived. That this fact is unknown to virtually all of his countrymen has always struck me as a great and sad shame, and David Ben, with this book, is doing everything he can to redress it.