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Much love,
David

 

How to Become a Magician 

How to Become a Magician I hope that some of you are interested enough in magic to want to study it yourself. If you are, I hope you will reach out to me so I can personally assist you in your journey. I have made a video on this topic. You may view my video here: How...

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Magic and Mentalism for Children

Magic and Mentalism for Children My first paid performance was for a child’s birthday party. I was 14. The child was 8. As always, I did the best work in my repertoire. The family loved it, the guests loved it, and most of all the birthday child loved it. As often...

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Dantini the Magnificent

Dantini the Magnificent Dantini has become a bit of a hero to me. I never knew him and yet his life inspires me. Two of the images for this piece are paintings by the great Paul Moscatt. They are posted here by permission. Dantini was born Vincent Cierkes in 1906. He...

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The Value of Magic and Mentalism

The Value of Magic and Mentalism I attended a Chamber of Commerce event recently. At my table was a person who owned her own real estate company, a commercial banker, a financial planner, and an attorney. As happens at these events, we introduced ourselves and spoke...

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Selling Hope by Kristen O’Donnell Tubb: A Review

Selling Hope by Kristen O'Donnell Tubb: A Review I love magic, I love the history of magic. I love vaudeville and Buster Keaton. I went looking for a work of fiction that could draw me into the world of vaudeville and I found so much more.  I have always wished I...

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Generations

Generations I recently stumbled across an image of some young well-dressed magicians at the table with one of magic’s all-time greats – Howard Thurston. Among those young magicians was Bob Tilford and Phil Thomas. When I knew Bob and Phil, they were much older. They...

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Chan Canasta

Chan Canasta by Ida Kar, vintage bromide print, late 1950s I think Derren Brown will be remembered as one of the all-time great mentalists. Fortunately for all of us he is still in his prime and if you want to, you can see him perform. He will certainly be the focal...

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Read Books Ma Boy

Read Books Ma Boy “Read books ma boy,” was the mantra of my favorite dealer, Phil Thomas and later the mantra of my friend and mentor Denny Haney. I am still learning the wisdom of those words. If you are reading this blog with no interest in performing yourself, you...

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Act Development

Act Development I’ve been doing magic for a long time. I started when at the age of eight my parents gave me a magic kit for Christmas. I did my first paid gig, a birthday party, at the age of fourteen. I’ve been a mentalist for twenty years and I am still developing...

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Live Your Dream

Live Your Dream Living your dream and making a living doing what you love are two different things and yet they are related. It is likely you will not feel that you are living your dream until you are earning your living doing what you love but you can start living...

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