Tag Archives: Ed Sullivan Show


The Real Secrets Of The Chinese Linking Rings – Pete Biro

T Exclusive – A Quick Look – Pete Biro. The orders are coming in FAST for Pete’s latest release – for good reason. We here at Stevens Publishing are very excited to work with Pete Biro, on his newest and exceptionally detailed and equally impressive book – titled – The Real Secrets of the Chinese […]


Ian Adair – SME Columnist

Ian Adair has one of the most creative and prolific minds in magic! He was instrumental in the success of the Supreme Magic Company, being the creative think tank behind amazingly commercial effects. His mind is like the vault at Fort Knox, because it contains precious ideas. He is also an accomplished writer, whom I […]


Feature Story September 2009 – 2

Most of Mark’s early work was based on a comedic persona, “…the regular guy who has strange powers.” He gives credit to Carl Ballentine, one of the first comedy magicians (and television star as The Great Ballentine on the Ed Sullivan Show, Gruber in “McHale’s Navy” and Cousin Al in “Car 54 Where Are You”). […]


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 […]


Pete Biro – The Magic Place

Columnist: Pete Biro IMHO there is (was) only ONE Magic Place… and that was at 145 Wardour Street, London, W1-Ken Brooke’s Magic Place. On a recent trip to London, I had to go by 145 to see what was now at that location (Ken had passed on years ago and closed “The Place”). What I […]


Mike Rogers – Selecting Material

Columnist: Mike Rogers Selecting Material by Mike Rogers I have been asked just how I go about selecting performing material. It seems the process might be simple. Just find the tricks you enjoy using and put them in the act. I have a feeling that’s exactly how many do it. There are thousands of effects […]


Karrell Fox – Fox Column Oct95

Columnist: Karrell Fox Karrell Fox column Editor’s Note: Karrell’s material remains just as timely now as it did when he first created it. We’ve reprinted a fun effect from his book “Comedy A La Card” published by Magic Inc., and reprinted with permission here. We’ve also reprinted a bio on Karrell for those of you […]