Personally Speaking – Dec05 – Part 3


Then on to Venice and a splendid three days after both events. You don’t need to see any magic in Venice, as the area itself is all magic!

Joe & Martha enjoy coffee at San Marcos Square


Back home for one week and I made my two-year trek to the Los Angeles Conference On Magic hosted by Jim Steinmeyer, Mike Caveney and John Gaughan. Once again this team produced a fabulous historical event. You will NOT see any card tricks, coin tricks as this conference is only devoted to magic history! Held in Burbank and close to the Magic Castle is a great venue as I was also able to spend one night at the Castle and never had a better steak at the Castle than this time!

Not only were the lectures terrific, there is a historical room with relics from the past and it’s always enjoyable seeing the original old illusions performed by the greats of the past! Jack Gwynne’s illusions, costumes and the original “Psycho” presented by John Gaughan was a treat!

Jack Gwynne’s Temple of Benares

Original Jack Gwynne’s Chinese Robe

Jack Gwynne’s Palaquin Illusion