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Much love,
David

 

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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The Sacrament of Magic

The Sacrament of Magic Magic can be a “spiritual experience, a wonderful combination of soul and skill.” – Luis de Matos “Magic should rouse and keep alive the sense of wonder…which is often deadened by reason, stabbed by cynicism, and shriveled up by the sneers of...

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Magic is an Expensive Avocation But…

Magic is an Expensive Avocation But… Pictured below is my good friend and mentor Denny Haney behind the counter at his magic shop the Denny & Lee Magic Studio in Baltimore Maryland. I have been studying and practicing magic for fifty years. When I was a kid, I did...

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David Devant

David Devant David Devant was an English performer of the Victorian era. Milbourne Christopher called Devant, “The master performer of his time.” Jim Steinmeyer said Devant was “England’s greatest magician — arguably the greatest magician of the 20th Century,” at...

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Across the Table by Christopher Hannibal

Across the Table by Christopher Hannibal When a performing magician reads a magic book, he or she hopes to gain one insight or perhaps pick up one routine that may or may not blossom into a performance piece. Rare is the book that offers insight into the performance...

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Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay I have been a Ricky Jay fan since his guest appearance on an early Doug Henning show. On that show, he did his card tossing routine and his queen “assembly” using patter from The Expert at the Card Table by...

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Phil Thomas

Phil Thomas Phil Thomas was one of Baltimore’s great magic dealers. His shop was the Yogi Magic Mart on Charles Street. He was my dealer from the time I was maybe 11 to the time I went off to graduate school in the early 1980s. He always used to tell me, “David, you...

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