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Mac King

Mac King, one of America’s favorite magicians, has performed for television specials, and can be seen in his family friendly show at Harrah’s Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes theatre. He is very well known on the corporate circuit performing

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Mark Wilson’s Complete Course in Magic

Are you new to magic? Struggling to get started? Having trouble finding material that suits beginners, yet has the pizzaz and punch the pro’s effects have? Then keep reading… World renowned magician, Mark Wilson, and his Complete Course on Magic,

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Jean Eugene Robert Houdin

Jean Eugene Robert Houdin was a French magician commonly known as The Father of Modern Conjuring. As a teen and young adult, he learned the craft of watch making under the guidance of his father. While in his twenties, he

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The Royal Road to Card Magic

Touted as the go-to magic book for beginner magicians, the Royal Road to Card Magic is a must read. It is on virtually every serious magicians bookshelf for a good reason. The authors Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue are both

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Harry Blackstone

Born on September 27th, 1885, Harry Blackstone was a master magician of the 20th century. Blackstone started his career in his teens and was very popular during World War II. He was the last magician of the elegant style of

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The Tarbell Course in Magic

The Tarbell Course in Magic is the go-to encyclopedia for magicians looking to get serious about the craft. This eight volume set walks the magician through the essentials needed to master all aspects of the art of magic. The corrispondance

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Chung Ling Soo

Born William Ellsworth Robinson, Chung Ling Soo started his career as Robinson, the Man of Mystery. He later took on the stage persona modeled after Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo. He took his show to Europe maintaining his act with

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Playing Cards for Magicians

Whether you are a magician, collector, card player, or any combination of the three, you are sure to have used cards made by United States Playing Card Company. Their cards, especially their Bicycle line, are the industry standard and used

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Dai Vernon – The Magician’s Magician

Dai Vernon, known to many as The Professor, was one of the most skilled sleight of hand experts the world has ever seen. He once fooled Houdini so bad that for the rest of his career he touted himself as

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Magazines for Magicians

A magic magazine subscription is a great place to stay up to date on what is going on in the magician community, find out about new tricks that have just hit the market and of course, inspire the magician that

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