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Quanta Magazine’s Great Piece on This Magic Legend.

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

Want to know what the top magician in the world thinks of the future of magic? Read the Economist piece now.

Cool Hunting Visits Conjuring Arts Again!

This is a great piece about rarities in New York. Conjuring Arts is featured starting at about 1:37.

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Conjuring Arts In The New York Post!

It is with great pleasure we announce that The Conjuring Arts Research Center was featured today in the New York Post. Find an excerpt below: "In the world of magic, the man behind the curtain is William Kalush. Kalush is cagey about his résumé, but for decades, he...

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...

Images from Egyptian Hall: Adelaide Herrmann

  During the early morning of December 17, 1896 Adelaide Herrmann suddenly found herself not the co-star of the Herrmann the Great touring show but simply as the widow Herrmann. Her husband, Alexander Herrmann, had reigned supreme as America’s foremost magician...

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Conjuring Arts In The New York Post!

It is with great pleasure we announce that The Conjuring Arts Research Center was featured today in the New York Post. Find an excerpt below: "In the world of magic, the man behind the curtain is William Kalush. Kalush is cagey about his résumé, but for decades, he...

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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...

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Eric Mead, Senior Fellow at Conjuring Arts

ERIC MEAD "From that day on, every single day of my life I have thought about and worked on magic tricks." By Alex Boyce 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....

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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...

read more

Images from Egyptian Hall: Adelaide Herrmann

  During the early morning of December 17, 1896 Adelaide Herrmann suddenly found herself not the co-star of the Herrmann the Great touring show but simply as the widow Herrmann. Her husband, Alexander Herrmann, had reigned supreme as America’s foremost magician...

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,...

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Listen to the Piddington’s

Here's a full recording of The Piddington's - a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the  fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley...

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David Roth: Master in Residence

Imagine a magician who drops coins into an ACME style portable hole only to remove them from a bagless change purse; or who ties a Japanese coin to a string and uses a paper fan to make the coin fly like a kite on a beach. Or imagine a magician who can pour the sound...

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Rare, Beautiful, and Full of Fascinating Stories

Conjuring Arts brings you: Al Munroe's Magical Miscellany        Extremely rare and difficult to acquire, the Magical Miscellany was created, edited and printed by Al Munroe, a wily old Detroit newspaperman. He had been around magic and magicians for...

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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!

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...

read more

Eric Mead, Senior Fellow at Conjuring Arts

ERIC MEAD "From that day on, every single day of my life I have thought about and worked on magic tricks." By Alex Boyce 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....

read more

Images from Egyptian Hall: Adelaide Herrmann

  During the early morning of December 17, 1896 Adelaide Herrmann suddenly found herself not the co-star of the Herrmann the Great touring show but simply as the widow Herrmann. Her husband, Alexander Herrmann, had reigned supreme as America’s foremost magician...

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

Listen to the Piddington’s

Here's a full recording of The Piddington's - a husband and wife team who gained worldwide fame performing a telepathy routine that bordered on the supernatural. You can find out more about them by reading the  fascinating biographical piece that Barry Wiley...

read more

David Roth: Master in Residence

Imagine a magician who drops coins into an ACME style portable hole only to remove them from a bagless change purse; or who ties a Japanese coin to a string and uses a paper fan to make the coin fly like a kite on a beach. Or imagine a magician who can pour the sound...

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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Rare, Beautiful, and Full of Fascinating Stories

Conjuring Arts brings you: Al Munroe's Magical Miscellany        Extremely rare and difficult to acquire, the Magical Miscellany was created, edited and printed by Al Munroe, a wily old Detroit newspaperman. He had been around magic and magicians for...

read more

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