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Dai Vernon

While Vernon’s focus was on sleight-of-hand magic with playing cards and other small objects, his vision was such that it would eventually impact the entirety of performance magic, from its largest stage illusions down the smallest feat performed with a single coin.

Submitted Thu, 12/21/2017

Nearly twenty years ago, I was able to collaborate with my friend, filmmaker Daniel Zuckerbrot, on a profile of Dai Vernon for Canadian television. At the time, I believed that Vernon was the most influential magician of the twentieth century...

Submitted Mon, 11/27/2017

This documentary was produced to explore the life and magic of Dai Vernon (David Frederick Wingfield Verner, 1894-1992), the most influential magician of the twentieth century—possibly of all time.

Directed by Daniel Zuckerbrot

Narrated by Patrick Watson.

Featuring interviews and performances by (in order of appearance) Max Maven, Derek Verner, Jackie Flosso, Herb Zarrow, David Ben, Edward Verner, Ricky Jay, John Carney, Persi Diaconis, Steeve Freeman. 

Submitted Thu, 11/23/2017

Albert Goshman performs “Spellbound”. Recorded by Larry Thornton

Submitted Fri, 05/26/2017

The next issue of Magicol is at the printers and should be on its way to subscribers next week.

Submitted Thu, 04/20/2017

Take Two treats you to a master class session on the Not So Ancient, Maybe Not So Chinese, Linking Rings. Learn the value of presenting classics of magic.

Submitted Thu, 03/30/2017

David Ben shares insight on how being accused of appropriating culture spawned new ideas for an old trick for the forthcoming December show at Soulpepper, Hocus Pocus.

Submitted Mon, 11/28/2016

Welcome to the debut of Take Two! Every Friday, Jamy Ian Swiss will be posting a pair of magic performance videos, accompanied by commentary. Here is the first post which looks at the Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper.

Submitted Fri, 10/28/2016

Martin Nash performs on The Magic Palace

Submitted Mon, 09/19/2016

The catalogue for the next magic auction from Potter & Potter is now available for download and purchase. The auction takes place Saturday, August 27 in Chicago.

Submitted Fri, 07/29/2016

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