180 pages. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photos
The author was a partner for 36 years in the not-to-be-forgotten Supreme Magic Company which became the largest magic dealing firm in the world. In this fascinating book he reveals the story of how the firm grew, employing almost 100 employees, right to the day it folded. The firm rose to heights and then suddenly vanished into obscurity. There's chapters too on the author's start in magic when he was just six years old, right up until this present moment.
Not a book of tricks or routines (although one trick is described).
Introduction by Television’s Man of Magic – David Berglas. Foreword by Steve Short (Co-author of the David Nixon Biography).
Many chapters, including: Edwin Hooper,Human Dynamo, – Supreme’s Link-up with Werry – Supreme’s Makers of Magic – Supreme catalogues – Supreme’s books and publications – Mr. Punch remembers Supreme – Customers Galore! – The video reveal series.
Although the bulk of this fascinating book deals with the rise and fall of the largest magic dealing depot in the world – The Supreme Magic Company, it also includes chapters on British TV magicians and in Ian’s Think Tank, the author reveals his methods of how he originates his magical effects.
Highly praised, this book soon went out of print. The reprint, which is now available is even better and is less expensive.