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SME History

Jay Marshall performing with "Lefty" Jay Marshall performing Amy Stevens, Martha and Joe Stevens Stevens Magic Dealer’s Table at World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas Erika Larsen & Buma Joe & Martha Stevens John Saline, Jay Marshall, Gene Rump, Paul Stone, Billy McComb, Roger Crabtree, Ron Wilson, Joe & Karrell Fox. Photo taken at WMS. […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – March 2009 Welcome to a new “Personally Speaking” article by my good friend Pete Biro, (One of the most knowledgeable magic guys I know) and a great supporter as well. Pete was very close to Ken Brooke and was instrumental in advising us in 1982 to pursue the “rights” to the […]

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Personally Speaking – Sep08

Joe’s Personally Speaking – September 2008 “The Funny Side Of Magic"Part Twoby Tony Gerard With the good response that we had with the historical funny articles that Tony accumulated for years, we are issuing part two of his fine book that he printed, with title, “The Funny side Of Magic!” You will enjoy these articles […]

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Personally Speaking – Aug08

PERSONALLY SPEAKING Martha & I are pleased to announce that we have met one of our marriage goals. On August 16th, 1958, we were married and have enjoyed 50 years of marriage companionship! WOW…did the time fly by fast! There is no way we can count all of the things we have enjoyed in these […]

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Personally Speaking – Jun08

World Magic Seminar 2008 – Mark Stevens Fresh from the return of one of magic’s greatest conventions that pulls the most celebrities (from magicdom and Hollywood) over its long history – the 31st World Magic Seminar concluded another successful year. This year’s honoree was Princess Irene Larsen. A worthy recipient if there ever was one. […]

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Personally Speaking – Jan08

World Magic Seminar 2008 – Mark Stevens Fresh from the return of one of magic’s greatest conventions that pulls the most celebrities (from magicdom and Hollywood) over it’s long history – the 31st World Magic Seminar concluded another successful year. This year’s honoree was Princess Irene Larsen. A worthy recipient if they’re ever was one. […]

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Personally Speaking – Jul07 – Part 2

Getting together with Paul Osborne and his beautiful wife, Michelle, Paul took us to his secret warehouse and office…what a treat! It is hidden somewhere in the Dallas (we were blindfolded before we left the hotel). His collection of rare artifacts, collectibles, photos of oh so many movie stars and performers, and autographs of famous […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 7

After several years, it was Jay Marshall idea to move this conclave to Las Vegas , and in doing so the Desert Magic Seminar was born. While already off to an impressive start in Wichita , when this idea hit Las Vegas it caused a cataclysmic” event. With the sponsorship of Siegfried and Roy at […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 6

The precursor to the Desert Magic Seminar’s were the Mid American Conclaves in Wichita , Kansas . It was hard to believe that some of the greatest minds in magic made pilgrimages to a small metropolitan area known more for the manufacture of aircraft than magic. Obie O’Brien & Joe Stevens WMS – Front Cover […]

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Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 5

Review of WMS 2007 By: James Mc Calister Having had the pleasure of attending a good number of the 30 World Magic Seminar’s this year was particularly enjoyable to me for many reasons, including the fact the 30th anniversary was attributed to two wonderful people and dear friends Joe and Martha Stevens of Stevens Magic. […]

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