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Conjuring Arts Lending Libraries

We now loan magic props and magic books! Read Noah Levine’s great piece on it now.

David Blaine Predicts the Future

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Lori Pieper – In Memoriam

It’s with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful friend and translator, Lori Pieper. Lori had just recently relocated back to Iowa from New York City and on Wednesday August 8th she did not awake from her sleep. In 2003 when Conjuring Arts had just...

Images from Egyptian Hall: Will Nicola

Will Nicola (seen on the right) was another globe-trotting illusionist from America. Young Will learned the magic business as an assistant in his father’s magic act and his older brother, Charles, who would gain his own fame as Von Arx, also mentored Will in the...

Lori Pieper – In Memoriam

It’s with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful friend and translator, Lori Pieper. Lori had just recently relocated back to Iowa from New York City and on Wednesday August 8th she did not awake from her sleep. In 2003 when Conjuring Arts had just...

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Eric Mead, Senior Fellow at Conjuring Arts

An audience of hundreds may be introduced to him by an emcee, or he may introduce himself at a private party, or his name may appear on television. However the audience meets him, Eric Mead makes sure the next few moments are memorable and astonishing. There is no accident behind what makes the performances of Mead have long lasting impressions. The time needed to master the art and craft have been put in by the Conjuring Arts Research Center’s Senior Fellow. read more

Images from Egyptian Hall: Will Nicola

Will Nicola (seen on the right) was another globe-trotting illusionist from America. Young Will learned the magic business as an assistant in his father’s magic act and his older brother, Charles, who would gain his own fame as Von Arx, also mentored Will in the...

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Ed Marlo in France!

Recently, here at Conjuring Arts, we have been working on transcribing a large file of letters from Ed Marlo to Mel Brown. They span from 1954 to 1991 and are quite fascinating, containing gossip, reviews of books and videos, tricks and sleights, tips and finesses,...

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Magical, Not Magic

Conjuring Arts was recently abuzz as our Master in Residence, David Roth, recommended we view a performance of Jerome Murat. While not magic, the cabaret entertainer is certainty magical. We thought his act was worth sharing with you too!

Blaine Kills Fallon!

Our old friend (and Conjuring Arts Director) David Blaine has done one of the strongest television sets in recent memory. He has Jimmy Fallon literally jumping up and down with excitement. Watch this incredible clip now!

Eric Mead, Senior Fellow at Conjuring Arts

An audience of hundreds may be introduced to him by an emcee, or he may introduce himself at a private party, or his name may appear on television. However the audience meets him, Eric Mead makes sure the next few moments are memorable and astonishing. There is no accident behind what makes the performances of Mead have long lasting impressions. The time needed to master the art and craft have been put in by the Conjuring Arts Research Center’s Senior Fellow. read more

Ed Marlo in France!

Recently, here at Conjuring Arts, we have been working on transcribing a large file of letters from Ed Marlo to Mel Brown. They span from 1954 to 1991 and are quite fascinating, containing gossip, reviews of books and videos, tricks and sleights, tips and finesses,...

read more

William Zavis Letters by Ricky Smith

The research center holds a vast trove of correspondence between a great number and variety of magicians. One section of the collection comes from William Zavis and is especially valuable for research purposes because he generally kept copies of his outgoing...

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