Tag Archives: Edwin Hooper


Personally Speaking – Aug07 – Part 3

Edwin always told me, “To succeed in magical dealing Ian, you must comply with three things…” 1. Create new and original material. 2. Manufacture these at a reasonable price. 3. Run a very quick return of postal service. Edwin Hooper was a very successful children’s entertainer. He was also every good at writing lengthy instructions […]

Personally Speaking – Aug07 – Part 2

I joined Edwin at the firm’s premises, 64 High Street, Bideford. He was working on his own, with help from his sister, Margaret, who dealt with letters, cutting duplicating stencils and the like. Edwin Hooper and I were like chalk and cheese. We did, however, have one main thing in common, the love for magic […]


Personally Speaking – Aug07

Joe’s Personally Speaking – August 2007 It is my personal pleasure to feature a most splendid article written one of the world’s foremost creators of magic! Ian Adair who has created over 1,000 proven audience-tested, magical effects in his magic life. Ian was part of the “synergy” of the famous Supreme Magic Company, founded by […]


Ian Adair – The Magicofa Book

Columnist: Ian Adair The Magic of a Book Ian Adair There seems to be more and more books on magic these days than we can actually afford! Certainly in my younger days, I couldn’t afford the quantity of books that are available today. A little book from the normal bookshop was all I could spend […]


Ian Adair – Int. Magic: England

Columnist: Ian Adair Ian Adair reporting from Britain…… Hi there! Great to be back reporting on the news from Britain. The great magical news is that Paul Daniels, after 15 solid years of presenting his own television show on BBC, will be hitting our screens (and possibly in the U.S. too!), during July with his […]


Ian Adair – International Magic England

Columnist: Ian Adair International Magic: England BRITAIN’S VOICE OF MAGIC………………………..Ian Adair Hi there. The magic calendar over her in Britain is as busy as ever, with events and conventions every week. The Magic Circle Young Magician of the year has come and gone, won by 18-year-old Dominic Woods. Eight finalists competed and he came out […]