Magic History

A Mini-Museum Trip Through Magic History

by John Booth, Excerpt from Memoirs of a Magician’s Ghost

Armed with a Sony tape recorder, I returned to the Goulets’ magic center after a hiatus of several years. My first visit should have included note making. But, I was so inundated with details and a need to sort them out before I could describe them in writing  that I promised to come back.


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Flashback: NEMCA Members, 1985

This photo from the March, 1985 club meeting at Magic Art Studio is a Who’s Who of New England magic collectors: Chet Karkut, H. Adrian Smith, Ray Goulet, Dr. Grossman and many others.

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Propelled Pasteboards

Judge Gary Brown, Tom Ewing, and Gary Frank have collaborated to create an an entertaining and thoughtful blog dedicated to the art and history of Throwing Cards.

For more than a century, magicians have dazzled audiences by throwing playing cards with remarkable power, speed and precision. Some conjurers propelled cards to showcase their extraordinary skill and dexterity, bouncing cards against the rear wall of the theater, sailing them into the balcony or landing them in the laps of specific spectators. Visit Propelled Pasteboards to learn more about this amazing specialty.