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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.

Ask Alexander

The magic world’s first, and greatest, search engine. Containing over 2.5 million pages of magic material.

Expert Playing Card Co.

The world’s finest playing cards, for Experts by Experts.

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: 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...

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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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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Ted Greenberg’s Ace

Benefit Performance on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 All proceeds for this performance go to the Conjuring Arts Research Center Ace Written & Performed by Ted Greenberg Directed by Elizabeth Margid Running from October 1st through November 5th Ace is a brisk new...

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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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The Bullet Catch by Ricky Smith

Our latest exhibition delves into the Bullet Catch. It traces the feat through several of the different variations performed throughout history along with a detailed story concerning the recent and fantastic demonstration by David Blaine and Bill Kalush of the Carl...

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Jimmy Grippo, A Real Mystery Man by Richard Hatch

This awesome exhibition is loaded with wonderful new details of this grand master of card magic. Be sure not to miss our flash presentation of over 30 photos of Grippo. Many of which have never been published before. View Exhibition // Visit the Gallery

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Handcuffs: A Rogue’s Gallery

An interesting collection of photos of handcuffs and restraints. We are not sure who owned this collection. If you know please let us know. Enjoy. Visit the Gallery

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The Many Faces of Magic

Fame escapes many fine magicians, but as this collection illustrates, it is not for a lack of trying. Some of these guys seem to have had great agents and fine stylists. Check out this interesting compilation of head shots, press photos and performance images of the...

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Sol Stone :: MNW338

On this episode of the Magic Newswire Spirit of Magic podcast I am thrilled to be joined by the ultimate “Underground Magician.” For more than 50 years, Sol Stone has been referred to as “the magician’s magician.”

DAVID ROTH : MNW337

As I begin the 2014 season of the Magic Newswire’s “Spirit of Magic” podcast, I am thrilled to introduce you to the Master in Residence of the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the amazing David Roth.

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

Ted Greenberg’s Ace

Benefit Performance on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 All proceeds for this performance go to the Conjuring Arts Research Center Ace Written & Performed by Ted Greenberg Directed by Elizabeth Margid Running from October 1st through November 5th Ace is a brisk new...

read more

The Bullet Catch by Ricky Smith

Our latest exhibition delves into the Bullet Catch. It traces the feat through several of the different variations performed throughout history along with a detailed story concerning the recent and fantastic demonstration by David Blaine and Bill Kalush of the Carl...

read more

Jimmy Grippo, A Real Mystery Man by Richard Hatch

This awesome exhibition is loaded with wonderful new details of this grand master of card magic. Be sure not to miss our flash presentation of over 30 photos of Grippo. Many of which have never been published before. View Exhibition // Visit the Gallery

read more

Handcuffs: A Rogue’s Gallery

An interesting collection of photos of handcuffs and restraints. We are not sure who owned this collection. If you know please let us know. Enjoy. Visit the Gallery

read more

The Many Faces of Magic

Fame escapes many fine magicians, but as this collection illustrates, it is not for a lack of trying. Some of these guys seem to have had great agents and fine stylists. Check out this interesting compilation of head shots, press photos and performance images of the...

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Magic Christmas

The holiday season is full of surprises and magic abounds...even through the mail. Check out our virtual gallery to see some clever greetings in the Magic Christmas Card Collection. Special thanks to Mark Setteducati for sharing some of his own cards, adding to...

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