"I once saw him pick up a kid from the audience, wrap him around his neck, and, as he made his wsay back to the stage thus decorated, declare, 'Act like a mink!'”
"Truly he was one of the wisest and most loving men I have ever known. I am privileged to have called him a friend."
The long awaited book devoted to the magic of one of the field's most revered performers, creators and mentors is now available for pre-order.
"Nelson was an old-school gentleman with a voice as soft as his sleight-of-hand technique, noted among magicians not only for the gentle, unadorned manner of his performance, but also for the deliberate and distinctively unhurried pace of his work."
"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."