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A free online encyclopedia for magician by magicians with 8,486 articles dedicated to the techniques and history of magic that anyone can edit. MagicPedia is the definitive Internet repository of magical techniques for all areas of the magical arts and also a way to document the history of magic.

MagicPedia is not a place to post explanations of magic tricks (though performances of sleights and tricks are welcome via embedded video clips), but a living document, always in flux, that reflects the background knowledge required for a thorough study of the art of magic in all its facets.

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Tenyo Ltd. is a toy manufacturer in Tokyo, Japan founded by Akira Yamada. They specialize in magical goods and jigsaw puzzles.

The name of the company originates from the founder's father, Shokyokusai Tenyo, who was a magician.

Shigeru Sugawara joined Tenyo in 1967.

Genii magazine usually does an article about their new products each year. The 2008 products were in the Genii 2007 December issue.

Richard Kaufman is publishing a book about the Tenyo company in 2014 called TENYO-ISM.

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From MagicPedia's newest articles:

  • ... Author Clayton Rawson organized an informal exclusive magic organization in New York City called the Witchdoctors Club...
  • ... George Casaubon was the pen name of Monsignor Vincent Foy, a Roman Catholic priest and magic collector.
  • ... Professor Henderson (Milton H. Grannat) was one of the crew on the Monitor, during the Civil War. After retiring from the Federal Navy at the close of the Civil War, became a magician.
  • ... Houdini wrote under the name "N. Osey" for both Mahatma and his own Conjurers' Monthly Magazine....
  • ... American author John Ball (who wrote the mystery novel "In the Heat of the Night" involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs in 1965) performed as a semi-professional magician in college as Jacques_Morintell...

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On this day February 23...

  • 1890 - Harlan Tarbell (1890-1960), stage magician, illustrator and author of Tarbell Course in Magic, was born in the Illinois town of Delavan.
  • 1913 - P.C. Sorcar (1913-1971), stage name of the Indian magician Protul Chandra Sorcar, was born in India.
  • 1953 - Herman L. Weber (1900 - 1953), who performed as Namreh (Herman backwards), dies
  • 1954 - Jeff Busby was born.
  • 1964 - Milton Woodward, part of "Woodward and Cooper", dies in England at the age of 61.
  • 1969 - Carl Rosini (1885-1969), who performed for crowned heads of Europe, Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt, dies in Florida.
  • 1966 - Don Alan performs on the Mike Douglas Show.
  • 1995 - Norman Hunter, last surviving magician from Maskelyne's shows, dies at the age of 94.
  • 1995 - Playing card collector Fred Taylor dies in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 1999 - Folklorist, writer-editor and amateur magician Gershon Legman (1917-1999) dies.
  • 2012 - Magic dealer and publisher Martin Breese (1937-2012) dies.

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