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Steve Beam

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Steve Beam
BornFebruary 5, 1958
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Steve Beam (b. 1958) was the editor of The Trapdoor from 1983 to 1998 and the author of the Semi-Automatic Card Tricks series (10 volumes).

Biography

Beam became interested in magic by the age of eleven. Has worked as a Finance Director of the Raleigh Housing Authority in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the CEO from 1996 until his retirement in 2014.

Starting working as a part-time magician in 1977, specializing in close-up, card, comedy, and club magic.

Beam started his mail-order company "Trapdoor Productions" in Williston, South Carolina in 1978.[1]

Publications

  • They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To or You Too Can Walk on Water (1978)
  • Magic - The Vanishing Art (1979)
  • Card Tricks from Mount Olympus (1980)
  • The Changing of the Cards (1982)
  • Super Stack (1989)
  • Illogical: A Lecture by Scott Robinson (1993)
  • Multiple Impact (1993)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks (1993)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 2 (1995)
  • Vienna Notes: Special Lecture (1995)
  • Digital Effects: The Magic of Joe Mogar (1997)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 3 (2000)
  • Hand-Picked Card Tricks (2001)
  • The Underhand Shuffle (2001)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 4 (2002)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 5 (2004)
  • Noteworthy (1998)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6 (2006)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 7 (2006)
  • Counter Attack (2008)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 8 (2010)
  • FFFF-ing Great Card Moves (2011)
  • Gourmet Card Magic (2012)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 9 (2015)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 10 (2015)

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)