Louis Tannen, the founder and original proprietor of Tannen’s Magic in Manhattan, was the first person to teach me sleight of hand. He taught me sponge balls when I was about ten or eleven years old, and later dice stacking, and the Chop Cup. By the time I was about 13 I was performing the Chop Cup for my parents’ friends at home cocktail parties, behind our four-stool home bar....
The Magic of Johnny Thompson—the epic 663-page, two-volume slipcased set featuring seventy-eight routines with nearly 1,100 images, drawn from a lifetime of magic—is finally bound and sealed … and now signed.
On April 7 and 8, Auction Results, in conjunction with Owen Magic Supreme, will conduct the third auction of the exquisite magic collection of William H. McIlhany (1951-2017).
Why get The Paradigm Shift Vol. 1 & 2? Because they are “filled to the brim with theory, technique, effects, history, perspective, experience, and a distinctive creator’s voice. What more do you want...?”
Magicol subscribers have been invited to attend the High Country Collectors Conference, August 17-18, 2018
Dai Vernon described Charlie Miller as one of the best card handlers he had ever encountered. Although the two were a generation apart in age, they began a friendship that would last through their lifetimes. Miller would become a remarkable magical maestro in his own right.
The nature of the variety arts is such that there have always been, and shall always be, unsung heroes. I can tick off a list of performers who had significant impact on me in the course of my life in magic, whose names would mostly be recognized by locals who shared the same geography.
The New England Magic Collectors Association’s Board of Governors is proud to announce the 2017 Founders Award has been presented to the American Museum of Magic of Marshall, Michigan.
MagiCuba will include five days of magical performances in numerous venues around the capital city, including full evening shows at the National Theater, cabaret performances in Havana nightclubs, a special performance at the Cuban Circus and all-day magic at Palacio de la Artesanía. The Festival will also showcase the top International and Cuban magicians.
He builds illusions his own particular way, generally with full-scale constructions rather than computer simulations or miniature models. He emphasizes that real-world performance is vastly different than theory on paper or screen, and thus his old world skill set delivers the most modern of solutions for every conceivable variety of need and application. I literally cannot imagine the skills it requires to restore or recreate the automata that fuel Gaughan’s passion, but I am truly wondrous every time I see one of his performances with them.