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Revisiting Jeff Sheridan Conjurer/inventor/magician

A few years ago I went to Frankfurt to visit magician Jeff Sheridan. He was working on some art collages and new magic illusions which were very amazing. Recently I spoke to him on the phone and he mentioned the Youtube video that he made in 2005. I have attached it below. Also, I created this slide show from photographs I have taken of Jeff Sheridan performing in Central Park and images taken from book covers and magazines where he was featured.

It was projected during Jeff’s performance at Monday Night Magic in 2005 which was hosted by Todd Robbins.
During the past several decades, Jeff has made Frankfurt his home and during this time he has performed at the legendary variety club Tiger Palast as well as many private engagements (Mercedes, Deutsch bank, etc). He has created many pieces of art/collages during his time in Frankfurt as well as invent many new magic illusions for Milton Bradley Magic Works, Japanese company Tenyo, and Viking Magic.

He authored the 1977 book, Street Magic, An Illustrated History of Wandering Magicians and Their Conjuring Arts. The book was co-authored by Edward Claflin.

Jeff Sheridan also authored in 1982 ‘Nothings Impossible, Stunts to Entertain and Amaze’ published by Lothrop Lee and Shepard. The book was illustrated with photographs by me.

His film “Jeff Sheridan – Hand to Mind” has been seen by over 24 thousand viewers on You Tube.

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Other posts about Jeff Sheridan can be found HERE!

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Tiger Palast – International Variety Theatre – Frankfurt, Germany

Tiger Palast poster on the street in Frankfurt.

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Situated on a short block in Frankfurt is an amazing venue for the best variety the world has to offer.


Two shows a night!

Leading variety acts from all over the world perform in an intimate room.

Live orchestral accompaniment and delicious cuisine make it a very memorable experience.

I have been attending shows there whenever I get a chance while in Frankfurt.

The local wine is delicious!

The Autum/Winter Revue hosted the following acts.


EDUARD GELAZAROV (Russia) – Equilibristics

CLAUDIUS SPECHT (Switzerland) – Juggler

Sylvia & Samuel -DUO ROSE (USA) – Trapeze

KIMMO HIETANEN (Finland) – Slack Wire

GRYNCHENKO BROTHERS (Odessa) – Hand to hand acrobatics

ALEX & BARTI (Denmark) – Puppeteer

FINN JON (Norway) – Magic

LILIANE MONTEVECCHI (USA) – Mistress of Ceremonies

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I was able to get a few shots during the show. The show was so captivating I didn’t want to spend my time photographing.

LILIANE MONTEVECCHI was the wonderful hostess of the show.

Grynchenko Brothers from Odeassa were amazing in their balance acrobatics.

Curtain Call for all the cast from The Tiger Palast.

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After the show I got a chance to go back stage and talk magic with Norwegian master magician Finn Jon. We discussed his career and he told me that on a few trips to the USA he was informed by a fellow magician that he was known for ‘always being ready’.

He took one of my postcards and put it on the table in between us.

Finn Jon performing a magic illusion backstage at the Tiger Palast.