Category Archives: Books

Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

By Tom Interval It’s one of the most iconic illustrations in the modern history of magic literature: a pair of hands in sequence makes a red ball disappear in a flash of white light. It appears on the cover of … Continue reading

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Magic Book Club

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good book club? Well, probably a lot of people, actually. If you’re one of them, then you’ll be sad to know I’m starting one for magicians. Not an in-person book club, mind you, … Continue reading

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Ex-Library Houdini Book: Connection to the Past

By Tom Interval Anyone who enjoys studying or writing about history and historical figures seeks to connect with the past and its people on some level. For me, that level is deeply personal, especially when it comes to magic, magicians, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joseph Leeming

By Tom Interval Today marks what would have been Joseph Leeming’s 121st birthday. Yes, it would take some real magic to reach that age, but Leeming’s written legacy will endure much longer than that. For the younger lads not familiar … Continue reading

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Fun with Joseph Leeming

By Tom Interval One of the most mind-boggling tricks that magic author Joseph Leeming (1897–1968) has ever done is render himself invisible for the past 91 years. Sure, his books have been pretty conspicuous, infiltrating virtually every library from Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

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