Tag Archives: Personally Speaking


Joe’s Personally Speaking Summer 2012

  THE EVOLUTION OF MAGIC WORLD PART 1 Having been in our magic world for over 50 years as a hobbyist and in the magic business since 1975, this “old feller” has seen a lot of changes! None as quick or impactive as the last five years. My evaluation will cover this period of time […]


The Story of Marvyn Roy

The Story of Marvyn Roy – by Deana Murray By Deana MurrayThree major things in Marvin Levy’s life converged… His love of magic which evolved and revolved around a few light bulbs. His love of the perfect woman, Carol… who finally said “yes” to his proposals of a ‘magical life’. And a booking for their […]


Charles Gauci – A Lifetime of Magic

This is a “Pre-Order” announcement: Order BY April 1st 2011 and get FREE SHIPPING Worldwide! (No April Fools Joke – really!) Plus! Remember Stevens Magic won’t run your card UNTIL the book is shipped! No Reason To Wait! UPDATE: As expected – sales of this book are going fast! We are averaging several per day! […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – January 2011

Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – Sept 2010

“If you follow all the rules, you miss all the fun.”– Katherine Hepburn “It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s whether I win or lose”– A Wise Guy Spade & Archer Henchman Before Hurricane Katerina blew into the Big Easy five years ago, blowing away in the process Harry Anderson’s “dreamy situation,” he had […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – July 2010

Connectivity is one of today’s ruling buzzwords. By the time you read this installment, the Essential Magic Conference will be history. This will have been an explosive experiment in “connectivity” and will usher in a new era in how magicians will learn, share, and collaborate. This of course should not suggest that the old-style magic […]