"To me, Presto was a real magician—maybe the first real magician I ever knew up close. Someone who did magic at the very highest level, who was a full-time working pro, and who talked to me, kindly and generously, and shared secrets with me. I was in awe of him..."
"...a superb actor, and his approach made the magic feel real, and his relationship to it feel genuine." Another look at the magic of three-time FISM Grand Prix winner Fred Kaps.
"Imam was not afraid of magic. Instead, he made his audiences feel that fear."
The collection of the late William H. McIlhany will be at auction September 16 & 17, 2017.
"I adored watching Slydini perform; I never tired of the experience in the slightest. I knew his repertoire inside and out, yet I could often be fooled in the moment by his superb technique, his stellar command, his charismatic persona, and perhaps above all, his absolute mastery of the art and craft of misdirection."
A magician "with arms the size of your head sporting Navy tattoos. But at the end of those arms were hands that were as skilled as any in the history of sleight-of-hand magic."
Give Kids A Chance — That is all I ask.
In 1978 Jamy Ian Swiss thought "I may not know who this guy is, but I know I just saw one of the world’s greatest magicians."
The Canadian cardician who became known as “The Charming Cheat.” This week’s Take Two looks at the masterful sleight-of-hand of the late Martin Nash.