The Magic Magazine October 1975


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Publisher: Byron G. Wels, Editor: Byron G. Wels
(Issue: 8) Vol. 2 No. 7 – October 1975, Cover: Dorothy Dietrich

New Monthly Magic Contest 4
Letters To The Editor 10
Hollywood Goes Magic 12
Secrets Of Fire Eating 14
Secrets Of Sword Swallowing 15
Design Your Own Magic Posters 16
Could You Be A Ventriolquist? 18
Doing Magic For Youngsters 21
Meet “Miss Magic Magazine” 23
Gazing Into Crystal Balls 27
Fire Magic 33
Who’s A Sleight-Of-Hand Expert?
YOU Are! 35
Magic News 38
How To Be A Great Mentalist 47
The Pro’s Nest 54
“You Can Have ‘X-Ray’ Vision” 58
Tricks YOU Can Do! The Educated Knot 2 • Randis 4 King Trick 6 • The Phantom Knot 20 • A Pack Full Of Pep 22 • Miniscape 24 • Com Star 26 • Silk Through Glass 28 • Burned And Restored Bill 30 • A Fountain Pen Nifty 32 • Phantom Safety Pin 34 • White Chalk Of Many Colors 36 • Magic Slate 38 • Milk And Silk Transposition 44 • Marvel Wrist Tie 48

A Little History:

The Magic Magazine was a mass market monthly magic publication that was started by New York publisher Joseph Kardwell in 1974. There were 26 issues published with the first in December 1974 and the final one in September 1977. The magazine dealt with it’s fair share of publication issues and had four different publishers during its three year run.

The magazine was primarily aimed at new people to magic, part-time hobbyists and enthusiasts but they had a surprisingly strong list of contributing editors and correspondents. Some of these included:

Al Flosso
Blackstone, Jr.
Derek Dingle
Frank Garcia
Harry Lorayne
Irving Tannen
Karl Fulves
Mark Wilson
Martin Gardner
Milbourne Christopher
Ron Macmillan
Tony Spina
Walter B. Gibson

Because it was freely available to the public on the shelves of your local newsagent and book store it certainly ruffled some feathers in the magic community. But, when compared with the sort of exposure we have seen on TV, in print, and of course on the Internet in the last thirty years it seems quite tame by today’s standards.