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James H. Steinmeyer (born 1 November 1958)  has been called by The New York Times the "celebrated invisible man—inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century."   
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'''Jim Steinmeyer''' (born 1958)  has been called by The New York Times the "celebrated invisible man—inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century."   
 
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Steinmeyer has worked with most of the leading magician around the world, produced magic for their television specials, and authored many books on illusions and the history of magic. He served as a consultant for notable magicians including [[Siegfried and Roy]], [[David Copperfield]] and [[Lance Burton]] and developed magic for Orson Welles, [[Harry Blackstone]], and [[The Pendragons]].
  
 
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He was the Magic Designer for [[Doug Henning]] on his four television specials, six touring shows and two Broadway shows.
Jim Steinmeyer has worked with most of the leading magician around the world, produced magic for their television specials, and authored many books on illusions and the history of magic. He served as a consultant for notable magicians including [[Siegfried and Roy]], [[David Copperfield]] and [[Lance Burton]] and developed magic for Orson Welles, [[Harry Blackstone]], and [[The Pendragons]].
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Jim Steinmeyer was the Magic Designer for [[Doug Henning]] on his four television specials, six touring shows and two Broadway shows.
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For one of [[David Copperfield]]'s television specials, Jim proposed the scenario and secret by which the Statue of Liberty "disappeared."  
 
For one of [[David Copperfield]]'s television specials, Jim proposed the scenario and secret by which the Statue of Liberty "disappeared."  
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In 1991 he was awarded The Creative Fellowship by [[The Academy of Magical Arts]].
 
In 1991 he was awarded The Creative Fellowship by [[The Academy of Magical Arts]].
  
Jim produced the 1997 four hour A&E Television Special, "The Story of Magic,"  hosted by [[Ricky Jay]].
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Steinmeyer  produced the 1997 four hour A&E Television Special, "The Story of Magic,"  hosted by [[Ricky Jay]].
  
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
 
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* Jarrett (1981)
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* Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance (with [[John Gaughan]]) (1986)
 
* [[Device and Illusion]] (1991)
 
* [[Device and Illusion]] (1991)
* The Magic of Alan Wakeling (1993)
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* Strange Powers and Other Problems for Magicians (1992)
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* [[The Magic of Alan Wakeling: The Works of a Master Magician]] (1993)
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* [[Modern Art and Other Mysteries]] (1995)
 
* [[Art & Artifice and Other Essays on Illusion]] (1998)
 
* [[Art & Artifice and Other Essays on Illusion]] (1998)
* The Complete Jarrett (2001)
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* The Science Behind the Ghost (1999)
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* [[The Complete Jarrett]] (2001)
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* Discovering Invisibility (2001)
 
* Impuzzibilities (2002)
 
* Impuzzibilities (2002)
 
* [[Hiding the Elephant]] (2003)
 
* [[Hiding the Elephant]] (2003)
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* Artificial Conclusions (2003)
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* [[The Glorious Deception]] (2005)
 
* The Conjuring Anthology (2006)
 
* The Conjuring Anthology (2006)
* The Glorious Deception (2006)
 
 
* Further Impuzzibilities (2006)
 
* Further Impuzzibilities (2006)
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* The Secret No One Tells You (2008)
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* A Tribute to Robert Harbin - Two Lectures (2009)
 
* Technique and Understanding (2009)
 
* Technique and Understanding (2009)
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* Modern Art and Other Mysteries (2009)
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* [[The Last Greatest Magician in the World]]: Howard Thurston vs. Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards (2011)
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* Subsequent Impuzzibilities (2011)
  
* Antonio Diavolo, A Souvenir of his Performance (with [[John Gaughan]]) (1986)
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== External Links and references ==
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* http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com
 
* http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com
 
* Jim Steinmeyer: Deviser of Illusions By [[T. A. Waters]], [[MAGIC Magazine]], September 1996
 
* Jim Steinmeyer: Deviser of Illusions By [[T. A. Waters]], [[MAGIC Magazine]], September 1996
  
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Revision as of 19:11, 12 August 2012

Jim Steinmeyer (born 1958) has been called by The New York Times the "celebrated invisible man—inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century."

Jim Steinmeyer
BornJames H. Steinmeyer
November 01, 1958

Steinmeyer has worked with most of the leading magician around the world, produced magic for their television specials, and authored many books on illusions and the history of magic. He served as a consultant for notable magicians including Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield and Lance Burton and developed magic for Orson Welles, Harry Blackstone, and The Pendragons.

He was the Magic Designer for Doug Henning on his four television specials, six touring shows and two Broadway shows.

For one of David Copperfield's television specials, Jim proposed the scenario and secret by which the Statue of Liberty "disappeared."

In 1991 he was awarded The Creative Fellowship by The Academy of Magical Arts.

Steinmeyer produced the 1997 four hour A&E Television Special, "The Story of Magic," hosted by Ricky Jay.


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