Close-up magic – the greatest?

I’M OFTEN ASKED WHO WAS THE GREATEST CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN I’ve ever seen? Well, I can go back fifty years and give you my opinion acknowledging that by reputation alone there were obviously some greats in the period before my time. I thinking here of Nate Leipzig and Max Malini and whilst I know that time […]

I hate the Egg Bag.

AS A KID I NEVER LIKED THE EGG BAG TRICK. When I saw a magician perform this effect I didn’t think it was very mysterious and the bit of ostensibly hiding the egg under your arm I thought was childish. Until. As a fan  of Jeff Hobson I once saw him do a 30 minute spot […]

The Avis Turnover

No, this is not a cookery recipe for a new style Cornish Pasty but a brilliant idea from my late, good friend Jack Avis which can transform an Okito Box routine into a smooth presentation. Any Okito or Boston Box routine requires the magician to replace the lid and at the same time secretly turn the box […]