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David Blaine Predicts the Future

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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...

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...

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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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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Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards

Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards

Playing Cards are one of the most ubiquitous tools any magician would use. Of course, the quality and design of cards have changed a lot over the last 100 or so years but magicians can be counted on to have favorites. Right up there with Bicycle Riders and Bee 67...

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Conjuring Arts In The New York Post!

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

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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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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The Bullet Catch by Ricky Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards

Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards

Playing Cards are one of the most ubiquitous tools any magician would use. Of course, the quality and design of cards have changed a lot over the last 100 or so years but magicians can be counted on to have favorites. Right up there with Bicycle Riders and Bee 67...

read more
Conjuring Arts In The New York Post!

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...

read more
Lori Pieper – In Memoriam

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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An Exploration of the Lines of Magic through The Human Aquarium

An Exploration of the Lines of Magic through The Human Aquarium

While exploring vulnerability and authenticity, Blaine takes the audience into moments from the last two specials and things they haven’t seen- let alone could’ve expected. The thousands of people that filed into the Sands Bethlehem Events Center outside of Allentown,...

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The Bullet Catch by Ricky Smith

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

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

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

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...

read more
Magic Christmas

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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