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Jeff McBride – Grand Master of Magic ~ MagicQuest online!

“Grand Master of Magic Jeff McBride takes you along on his lifelong quest to discover real magic. Limited dates for this Show, Tour, and VIP Afterparty!” May 2021

I promise you a virtual show unlike any you’ve seen before!

4 SHOWS ONLY!

Abagail and I would be delighted if you could join us for this unique combination of Interactive Illusion, World-Class Sleight of Hand, Mime, Martial Arts, Kabuki Theater, Tarot, Alchemy and more.  You have the choice of showtime but do this now please. Just go to this site to select you showtime https://mcbride.wellattended.com/

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Magic Potter & Potter Auction

Potter & Potter Winter Magic Auction – Dec 15th Only!

Winter Magic Auction

Here are a few items that will be auctioned by Potter & Potter on Dec. 15th. Online Only!

[Playing Cards] 15 Souvenir Playing Cards Packs Collection. Includes Robert-Houdin Musee De La Magie (sealed), Tommy Cooper KP Nuts (sealed), Criss Angel (sealed), Al Koran, Jeff McBride, Impossible (sealed), Stars of Magic, Gamagic, Siegfried & Roy the Mirage Las Vegas (sealed), Le Grand David (sealed), Fogel, Silvan (signed), Davenports Centenary, Kellogg’s Frosties, and Magic Castle. Poker and bridge size. Very good.

Society of American Magicians –  Early Society of American Magicians Banquet Photograph. New York: ca. 1910. Handsome Large-format boudoir/cabinet card panoramic silver print sepia-toned photograph of an early gathering of the S.A.M., each attendee dressed in formal jackets and ties. Among those in the image are Frank Ducrot, Oscar Teale, Harry Rouclere, W. Golden Mortimer, J.W. Sargent, and others. Festive ribbons dot the floor and tables. 16 ½ x 22”. Mount chipped, corners of image bear remnants of old mat, central image clean. Rare.

Includes large framed posters, magazine clippings (“How I Escape a Strait Jacket” from the Ladies Home Journal (1918), an original), various pieces about handcuffs and escapism, Dean Gunnarson signed poster, broadsides (some framed), periodicals, and many more. Various conditions.

Orson Welles/Mercury Productions Letter to Berg’s Magic Studio. 1944. Letter to Berg’s Magic Studio concerning Welles’ order of “Here’s New Magic” and “Berg’s Ultra-Mental Deck” on Mercury Productions letterhead. Browning, soiling.

Devant, David and Nevil Maskelyne. Our Magic. New York: Dutton, 1911. Publisher’s navy cloth stamped in gilt and white. Illustrated photographically. 8vo. Bamberg Magic & Novelty over-slip to title page. 8vo. 487 + [1]pp. Minor rubbing and fraying at ends; an attractive, tight copy.

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugène (trans. Professor Hoffmann). The Secrets of Conjuring & Magic. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1878. First edition. Red cloth stamped in black and gold, all edges gilt. Frontis. Illustrated. 8vo. 373, [6] pp. ads. Binding broken with several loose gatherings, covers rubbed, bumped, and soiled; needs re-sewing, sold as is.

Chung Ling Soo (William E. Robinson). Two Chung Ling Soo Marvellous Chinese Conjurer Letterheads. Circa 1900. Two copies of Soo’s colorfully lithographed letterhead, one overprinting “Direction/Maurce E. Bandman” and both signed at the lower right by Soo’s grandsom, Mike Robinson. Light creases, second copy with losses along top and bottom margins.

Thurston, Howard. Portrait of Howard Thurston and Family. Baltimore: Thos. C. Worthington, ca. 1910s. Linen-finish silver print portrait of Thurston with his daughter, Jane, and wife, Leotha. Original studio folder, signed by Worthington outside frame. 6 x 4”. Fine.

These are but a few of the wonderful collectables going to be auctioned on Dec. 15th.

Here is the link to the catalog and more information about the auction.

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Jeff McBride – Magician

Jeff McBride – New York City

I was a regular at Jackie Flosso’s magic shop on 34th Street. My friend Jeff Sheridan, conjurer introduced me to the magic community. I use to perform as a mime artist and could relate to magic.

I had an opportunity to do some head shots for then upcoming magician Jeff McBride. He now heads up a school for magic in Las Vegas and performs worldwide with his shows “Abracadazzle” and “Magic at the Edge“.

2015.10.013_McBride.--3Jeff McBride promotional shot by Jim R Moore.

2015.10.013_McBride.-Jeff McBride promotional shot by Jim R Moore.

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From Jeff McBride’s Website

A foremost innovator and among magic’s most exciting performers, Jeff McBride combines mask, martial arts, kabuki theatre, world class sleight-of-hand, myths & stories from around the world, grand illusion – and more – to create electrifying performances that thrill a wide range of audiences.

Founder of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, McBride is an accomplished creative consultant, teacher and lecturer, in addition to his amazing capabilities as a performer. He continues to travel the world performing and teaching, building an extensive network of contacts in the magic, performing arts, corporate theater and academic worlds who share his enthusiasm for all things magical.

Jeff McBride’s website can be reached here.

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