Joshua Jay and Anna Kloots: A Magician Marries His Assistant New York Times At that point, two years ago, â€śWe knew we needed a closer relationship,â€ť said Mr. Jay, who is the author of six trade books for magicians and three books for the general public, a lecturer on the history of magic and a collector who has amassed 4,400 ...
Written invites are a great idea. Try to make them fun and different. Use your personality but don't forget the basics like time and location. Tell your guests when the party starts and when it will end. Specify the hour in advance to avoid confusion. Let your guests know what kind of attire is appropriate. If you are anticipating a semi-formal gathering let them know.
Don't hate yourself in the morning. Sleep until noon.
In France, the French government knighted David Copperfield, receiving the Chevalier of Arts and Letters, the first ever for a magician.
Strolling Magic is a great conversation starter. People will turn to each other and talk about what they have just seen. Monty will mingle with your guests during the social or cocktail hour performing magic for small groups. This is very personal -- a delightful touch. Your group will receive professional entertainment highlighted by humor, mystery, and audience involvement.
Strolling Magic doesn't interrupt the flow of events. The magic happens up close - some of it happens in the spectator's hands. The magic can be done anywhere and under just about any conditions. No lighting, staging, or sound equipment is required. Strolling Magic is ideal as an ice-breaker at conferences, hospitality suites, banquets or parties, where noise levels may be high, or there is no room for alternative types of entertainment. Start planning a little magic for your next event.
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Volunteering for non-for-profit venues
Volunteer to do your magic show for non-for-profit organizations as often as you can; it’s the best way to gain experience and to make yourself known. Hospitals, care homes, charity fundraisers and schools can give you a lot of "free" promotion.
Simurgh first started out as a lion-bodied bird but eventually turned all bird. Simurgh is said to live at the Tree of Knowledge whose branches have the seed of every plant that has ever existed. This Persian bird is believed to have a magical touch that heals on contact, and have seen the world destroyed and created three times, thus having the knowledge of every age that has existed. Simurgh is said to be so large it can carry an elephant. It is also known to take children to nurse or adopt.