Tag Archives: Harry Stanley


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


Simon Lovell – Over Exposed?

Columnist: Simon Lovell By Simon Lovell and Ned the Lemming Just recently I happened to be down in New Orleans for a corporate gig celebrating the merger of Coopers and Lybrand with Price Waterhouse. Arriving the evening before I hooked up with Johnny Rock for an evening of fun, frivolity, fine Cajun food (loved that […]


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 – The Cups

Columnist: Mike Rogers by Mike Rogers Everyone who knew Dai Vernon could relate an anecdote. Here’s another. When entering into a conversation about the Cups and Balls it is difficult not to include something about Dai Vernon. For some it’s even more difficult to have any magic conversation without including something about Cups and Balls. […]