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Shop Dr JakThe INCREDIBLE DR. JAKS — Robert Bluemle and Leo Behnke

Stanley Jaks was a magician who became famous in Germany and Switzerland.  Then became even more famous when he emigrated to the United States.  Jaks was a gifted man, filled with the perfect combination of artistic sense, personal worth, physical dexterity, imagination, and a sense of humor.  He also changed two facets of the magic profession: close-up magic, and platform mentalism.

The book of 267 pages is hardbound in a dark red cloth with matching headbands, and with gold titles on the spine and the front cover.  It has a 24-page section of full-color photos.  Is filled with many photos and his drawings. Has complete directions for the 70 Dr. Jaks creations.   2015        $80.00    postpaid in the U.S.


Shop Magic in BooksThe MAGIC IN BOOKS —Leo Behnke

This the first half of Leo’s autobiography, tells of his many adventures with books and magic, and how they so often were tied together.  He recounts the many magic libraries he has seen and/or cataloged, adventures in book shops, his marriage to a book restorer, and finishes the book with a list of all the books he has written, edited, and published.

This 6″x9″ hardbound book has a two-tone blue cover, 120 pages, and an extensive index.  2009   $30.00 postpaid in the U.S.


Shop OtherStoriesThe OTHER STORIES — Leo Behnke

This second half of Leo’s autobiography offers the anecdotes of a lifetime in the creation and performance of magic.  He highlights over 50 years of professional conjuring by talking about people, places, and the types of shows he worked in theatres, television, theme parks, and industrial shows.

The cover of this 6″x9″ hardbound book matches The Magic in Books, and has 144 pages with 57 photos and drawings.  2015     $30.00 postpaid in the U.S.


Shop CuesCUES: Variations of the Second Sight Act

2005, 8 1/2″ x 11″, hardcover, (xv) + (1-3)-137 pages

A complete compendium on the history of second sight, famous acts who performed it.  Includes a proven system for performing it, how to learn the system, and then how to book the shows     $100.00 postpaid in the U.S.


Shop Professional Close-upProfessional Close-Up

1995 (2nd printing), 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, softboards, xi + (1)-112 pages

Not a book of tricks.  But how to attain a professional attitude in creating your act, dealing with prospects for a show, and at the show itself        $20.00 postpaid in the U.S.



Shop Will RockWill Rock presents .  .  .  

2007, 8 1/2″ x 11″, hardcover, (xvi) + (1)-120 pages

For the first time, here is the complete story of Will Rock.  The man who bought the Thurston show and continued to play the top theatres in the U.S.  Taken from his diaries, notes, scrapbooks, show business papers, and over 60 years of his personal correspondence, it is a complete life story.          Library edition:  $75.00 postpaid in the U.S.


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