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David

 

Annemann

Annemann Theodore Annemann was one of the great mentalists in the history of the art. I would never ascribe the term “greatest” to anyone in any performance art. Muhammad Ali may have been the greatest fighter of all time but in any performance art greatness is about...

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself Socrates admonished his students to “Know Thyself.”  He said, “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” It is also the beginning of effective marketing and branding but more importantly it is the beginning of a satisfying career and a fulfilled...

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The Silent Script

Have you ever seen an illusion that created a mystery, but you weren’t sure exactly what the mystery was? Sometimes the performer isn’t sure either.   I once attended a Bob Cassidy lecture. For those of you who may not be familiar with Bob he was one of the great...

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The Prestige

The Prestige The Prestige is a theatrical mainstream feature film that premiered in 2006. I knew about it long before it came to local theatres and I could not wait as it dealt not only with the theme of magic but magic in the Victorian period.    In real...

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The Great Blackstone

The Great Blackstone I never saw Blackstone perform. He crossed over when I was only five years old. And yet of all magicians living or dead, he had the most profound impact on my life. My grandfather Raymond loved magic. He was a traveling salesman who spent most of...

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Mercedes Talma

Mercedes Talma Mercedes Talma (1861 to July 13, 1944) was her stage name. She was born Mary Ann Ford in England in 1861. She fell in love with and married Belgian magician Servais LeRoy and together with Leon Bosco they formed the magical touring company known as...

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Carisa Hendrix aka Lucy Darling

Carisa Hendrix aka Lucy Darling If you follow my blog, you have heard me reference late-night magic finds on YouTube. Well, one night I stumbled onto Carisa Hendrix aka Lucy Darling. The first routine I saw her do and still one of my favorites is her find the cherry...

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Apparatus Tricks

Apparatus Tricks Pictured below is a scene from the wonderful film, The Illusionist starring Edward Norton in the title role. Many of the effects the Norton character performed including this one, The Blooming Orange Tree was the invention of the father of modern...

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Tyler Rabbit aka Craig T. Nelson Downs

Tyler Rabbit aka Craig T. Nelson Downs I stumbled upon Tyler Rabbit late one night while I was surfing magic videos on YouTube. I suffer from insomnia, so I “discover” a lot of new magic and magicians around 3 am. The first video I watched was when “Magician Tyler...

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Michael Ammar

Michael Ammar Michael Ammar is best known for his close-up magic and his teaching. I think he is one of the great teachers of magic of our time or any other time. He might have picked up his love for teaching from his friend and mentor Dai Vernon. Vernon created some...

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