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Born Richard Valentine Pitchford in Britain on November 24th, 1895, Cardini would become one of the great innovators in magic history. Cardini is credited with the birth of the type card handling techniques we perform today. In his early years,

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Easy to Master Card Miracles

Michael Ammar’s classic, all-time best selling series for learning card magic is essential for any magician’s collection. With nine DVDs is the collection, it is packed chalk full of some of the best card tricks ever created. Each trick uses

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Doug Henning

Doug Henning was a Canadian magician who performed magic in the 1970s and 1980s, re-popularizing magic as a mainstream art form. He performed his first show at the age of fourteen and soon after performed on Canadian television. He received

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Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann

Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann, First published in 1876, is regarded by many a fine magician, as the ultimate magic book. It details methods of the era in which it was written in, yet is still relevant today. Harry Houdini

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Tony Slydini, born Quintino Marucci, was an Italian sleight of hand magician. He is credited with being the first exclusive close-up magician. His father was an amateur magician and encouraged his son to focus on sleight of hand. Moving from

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Lessons in Sleight of Hand

Is sleight of hand overwhelming you? Are you just starting out and feel engulfed in all the materials on the market? Start here… Now You See It, Now You Don’t by Bill Tarr is a classic. Many received their early

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Howard Thurston

Howard Thurston was born in Columbus Ohio on July 20, 1869. His childhood was rather tough, so the young Thurston ran off and joined the circus. This is where he would meet his future partner, Harry Keller. Inspiration came after

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The Double Lift

If you asked magicians what the most important card sleights to have in their arsenal are, the list would vary. But in all of these lists one that would never be left out. And that would be the double lift.

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David Copperfield – The Most Successful Magician

David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin) is the most commercially successful in all of history. As a boy he studied and performed magic as “Davino the Boy Magician”. Shy and a loner, Copperfield saw magic as a way of fitting

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Choosing a Stage Name

Choosing a magician name is a relatively large step in your magical pursuits. It solidifies your persona and stamps your ticket, saying “I Have Arrived!” If you are trying to find a stage name that is suitable for yourself, read

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