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David Roth Online Memorial

On March 13th 2021, what would have been David Roth's 69th birthday, Lisa Roth, Regina Monaco and Asi Wind hosted an online Zoom memorial for David. If you missed the memorial or would like to watch it again we have it posted here for your convenience....

Images from Egyptian Hall: Will Nicola

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

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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David Roth Online Memorial

On March 13th 2021, what would have been David Roth's 69th birthday, Lisa Roth, Regina Monaco and Asi Wind hosted an online Zoom memorial for David. If you missed the memorial or would like to watch it again we have it posted here for your convenience....

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David Roth – In Memoriam

David Roth – In Memoriam

In 2011 Conjuring Arts was blessed to welcome a new team member, the legendary master, David Roth. David was world renown for his unequaled skill with sleight of hand coin magic and is considered by most as the most skillful coin magician of all time. Not only was...

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John Mendoza

John Mendoza

I'm very sad to announce that my great friend and mentor, John Mendoza, has passed away. John always remained sort of an outsider in our art. He performed magic for laymen for many decades. Even though he was a past master he didn't often perform at magic conventions...

read more
Images from Egyptian Hall: Will Nicola

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

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!

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

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

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

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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Christmas Erdnase!

Christmas Erdnase!

The final two new colors of our series, Green and Red Bible Erdnase just in time for Christmas.

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Magical, Not Magic

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!

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!

David Roth – In Memoriam

David Roth – In Memoriam

In 2011 Conjuring Arts was blessed to welcome a new team member, the legendary master, David Roth. David was world renown for his unequaled skill with sleight of hand coin magic and is considered by most as the most skillful coin magician of all time. Not only was...

read more
John Mendoza

John Mendoza

I'm very sad to announce that my great friend and mentor, John Mendoza, has passed away. John always remained sort of an outsider in our art. He performed magic for laymen for many decades. Even though he was a past master he didn't often perform at magic conventions...

read more
FREE Classics While You Are Stuck At Home!

FREE Classics While You Are Stuck At Home!

At Conjuring Arts we are seeing and experiencing the results of this new worldwide pandemic and our mission to spread the art of magic continues, just at a slightly slower rate. The library staff is at home and safe, but that doesn't stop us from working on our...

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Images from Egyptian Hall: Adelaide Herrmann

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!

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

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

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

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

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
Christmas Erdnase!

Christmas Erdnase!

The final two new colors of our series, Green and Red Bible Erdnase just in time for Christmas.

read more

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