Tag Archives: American Magicians

About Us

Our Mission – What Sets SME Apart? Stevens Magic Emporium (SME) has enjoyed over 40 successful years working in the magic business catering to the working professional magician and hobbyist. SME was started by Joe and Martha Stevens. Initially, Joe started selling collectable magic in the 60’s; which turned out to be the springboard that […]


Marshall Part 2

It was Jay Marshall who advised us to start the Desert Magic Seminar, (Now the World Magic Seminar) in Las Vegas years ago and he was right! This was all discussed over a bottle of Scotch in Tulsa , Okla. I listened to this wisdom and did what he told me. The Seminar has now […]


Personally Speaking – Apr08

Joe’s Personally Speaking – April 2008 “The Funny Side Of Magic" I take great pleasure in presenting this column, properly titled, “The Funny Side Of Magic.” The history of magic is very important as we know. Tony Gerard has compiled precious historical funny “true” stories of magic worlds past great legends and those who are […]


Personally Speaking – Jul07

Personally Speaking – July 2007 SAM Annual Convention in Dallas, TX by Joe Stevens SAM Program Cover George Schindler This is a review of the SAM annual convention in Dallas, Texas at the Adam Mark Hotel and dedicated to George Schindler-Dean of the Society of American Magicians (George was appointed after the demise of Jay […]


Personally Speaking – Aug05 – Part 5

The NEWEST DVD-Video release; "Costume Changing and its Art" is flying out of here and to date is the BEST there is on explanation and techniques on this great art that is so popular! You will learn the secrets of how to make the costumes, and how to wear the multiple costumes and how and […]


Aldo Colombini – 'mamma Mia Magic' Aldo Colombini

Columnist: Aldo Colombili SELECTED CARDS Another one of my all-time favorites. This routine is very easy to do, has comedy in it and builds up to a strong climax. It is a good piece of impromptu magic. It was published in my SAND CASTLE lecture notes (my fourth lecture at the MAGIC CASTLE in Hollywood) […]