Magic Manuscript

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Magic Manuscript Magazine was initially started by FMC Productions, Adam Fleischer in 1981. It was taken over in 1982 by Tannen's Ltd. Adam Fleischer stayed on as Editor-in-Chief, Art Director & Founding Publisher.

It started out it's first 2 volumes in as a smaller sized (non-glossy) format published by Frazee's Magic

  • Volume 1 Issue 1
  • Volume 1 Issue 2 - Harry Lorayne Issue
  • Volume 1 Issue 3 - Conventions
  • Volume 1 Issue 4
  • Volume 1 Issue 5 - Bobo - Henning - Siegried and Roy
  • Volume 1 Issue 6 - Paul Harris Issue
  • Volume 2 Issue 1 - David Guinn - SAM 80 issue
  • Volume 2 Issue 2 , October 1980
  • Volume 2 Issue 3 December 1980 - David Copperfield
  • Volume 2 Issue 4
  • Volume 2 Issue 5
  • Volume 2 Issue 6

Most all issues were packed with articles on who was on the cover, as well as columns like Tom Ogden's Magical Musings, Paul Harris Close-Up Forum and Larry Becker's Read Between the Minds.

  • Volume 3 Issue 1 - June / July 1981 - Cover - Brown & Brenda
  • Volume 3 Issue 2 - August / September 1981 - Cover - Karrell Fox
  • Volume 3 Issue 3 - October / November 1981 - Cover - Kikuchi ( A review of the PCAM, SAM, & IBM Conventions )
  • Volume 3 Issue 4 - December '81 / January '82 - Cover - Vito Lupo ( Tannen's 19th Magic Jubilee )
  • Volume 3 Issue 5 - February / March 1982 - Cover - David Copperfield (Article on Doug Henning at the Pantages Theater )
  • Volume 3 Issue 6 - April / May 1982 - Cover - Tom Mullica ( article on the Tomfoolery )
  • Volume 4 Issue 1 - June / July 1982 - Cover - Slydini (Richard Kaufman starts his first column titled

"Richard's Almanac")

  • Volume 4 Issue 2 - August / September 1982 - Cover - Mark Wilson ( Ben Harris starts his column Close-Up down under )
  • Volume 4 Issue 3 - October / November 1982 - Cover - Jeff McBride ( Review of San Jose PCAM convention )
  • Volume 4 Issue 4 - December '82 / January '83 - Cover - Doug Henning ( Review of New York Magic Symposium ) (Collectible)
  • Voulme 4 Issue 5 - February / March 1983 - Cover - Harry Lorayne ( Article on Burling Hull "The Edison of Magic )
  • Volume 4 Issue 6 - April / May 1983 - Cover - Norm Nielsen ( The Magic Hands Convention )
  • Volume 5 Issue 1 - June / July 1983 - Cover - Dick Cavett ( Article on how to do theme parks )
  • Volume 5 Issue 2 - August / September 1983 - Cover - Harry Anderson ( Article on how to publicize yourself )
  • Volume 5 Issue 3 - October / November 1983 - Cover - Orson Welles ( Review of the 1983 Hawaii IBM Convention )
  • Volume 5 Issue 4 - December '83 / January '84 - Cover- Jeff McBride (2nd Time) ( Report on the 1983 N.Y. Magic Symposium )
  • Volume 5 Issue 5 - March / April 1984 - Cover - Harry Blackstone Jr. ( Article on how to do school assemblies )
  • Volume 5 Issue 6 - May / June 1984 - Cover - Lance Burton (4 tiny spots on cover ) (Great article on Collecting by Mario Carrandi )
  • Volume 6 Issue 1 - July / August 1984 - Cover - Silvan ( Article by Chris Carey "How to Talk to an Audience )
  • Volume 6 Issue 2 - September / October 1984 - Cover - Michael Ammar ( Another great article on the collectors corner )
  • Volume 6 Issue 3 - November / December 1984 - Cover - Paul Harris ( Article on Tannen's Magic Camp )
  • Volume 6 Issue 4 - January / February 1985 - Cover - George Goebel ( Article on How to Tell Magic Stories )
  • Volume 6 Issue 5 - March / April 1985 - Cover - Frank Brents ( Article on the Magic Exhibit that was at N.Y. Lincoln Center )
  • Volume 6 Issue 6 - May / June 1985 - Cover - Le Grand David Magic Company ( Article on how to put music in your act )
  • Volume 7 Issue 1 - July / August 1985 - Cover - The Pendragons ( The N.Y. Magic Symposium in L.A. )
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - September / October 1985 - Cover - Sam Angelico ( Really good article on Penn & Teller )
  • Voluem 7 Issue 3 - November / December 1985 - Cover - Siegfried & Roy
  • Volume 7 Issue 4 - January / Frebruary 1985 - Cover - The Amazing Randi ( Review of Stars of Magic Awards )
  • Volume 7 Issue 5 - March / April 1985 - Cover - Max Maven ( Cant miss "The Incredible Max Maven" article )
  • Volume 7 Issue 6 - May / June 1985 - Cover - Penn & Teller (Article on 6th Anniversary of Mostly Magic )
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - July / August 1986 (Date on the cover ) Cover - Frank Garcia ( Article on Building a Magic Library )
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - September / October 1986 - Cover - Charles Reynolds ( Article, More Magic for your Money )
  • Volume 8 Issue 3 - November / December 1986 - Cover - David Copperfield
  • Volume 8 Issue 4 - January / February 1987 - Cover - Rocco ( Magic with Candles article )
  • Volume 8 Issue 5 - March / April 1987 - Cover - Eric DeCamps
  • Volume 8 Issue 6 - May / June 1987 - Cover - The Legendary Larsens in front of The Castle ( Report on the Desert Seminar )
  • Voulme 9 Issue 6 - July / August 1987 - Cover - Jeff Stewart ( A must read article on Jeff's "Unusual" Close-Up Effects )
  • Volume 9 Issue 2 - September / October 1987 - Cover - Peter Samelson ( Professionalism by Tom Ogden )
  • Volume 9 Issue 3 - November / December 1987 - Cover - Paul Osborne
  • Volume 9 Issue 4 - January / February 1988 - Cover - Carl Ballantine ( Show & Tell new column on lecture notes )
  • Volume 9 Issue 5 - March / April 1988 - Cover - Tom Ogden ( Richard Weibel takes a look at magic shops in New York )
  • Volume 9 Issue 6 - May / June 1988 - Cover - Richard Ross
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - July / August 1988 - Cover - John Ferrentino ( Magic Emporiums in California )
  • Volume 10 Issue 2 - September / October 1988 - Cover - James Brandon ( Report on the 1988 F.I.S.M )
  • Volume 10 Issue 3 - November / December 1988 - Cover - John Bundy ( Super article on "First Aid Kit" for magicians )
  • Volume 10 Issue 4 - January / February 1989 - Cover - Steve Dusheck (Collectible)
  • Volume 10 Issue 5 - March / April 1989 - Cover - The Barans
  • Volume 10 Issue 6 - May / June 1989 - Cover - Vito Lupo ( Evaluating your Performance )
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - July / August 1989 - Cover - Imam ( Report on Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave )
  • Volume 11 Issue 2 - September / October 1989 - Cover - The Pendragons ( Special issue saluting Siegfried & Roy coming to Radio City Music Hall )
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - November / December 1989 - Cover - The Tenyo Team
  • Volume 11 Issue 4 - January / February 1990 - Cover - Magic Inventors
  • Volume 11 Issue 5 - March / April 1990 - Cover - Frances Marshall ( Part 2 of Magic inventors ) ( Siegfried & Roy open in Las Vegas )
  • Volume 11 Issue 6 - May / June 1990 - Cover - David Roth ( Report on 1990 Academy of Magical Arts Awards )
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - July / August 1990 - Cover - Fantasio ( Prepping for magic competition )
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - September / October 1990 - Cover - Women in Magic Pt. 1
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - November / December 1990 - Cover - Women in Magic Pt. 2 ( Report on the SAM National Convention )
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