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Martin Lewis

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Martin Lewis

Cover of Genii 2002 September
BornMartin James Lewis
September 1, 1947
Northampton, England
DiedAugust 26, 2022 (age 74)

Martin Lewis, born in England in 1947, is the son of magician Eric C. Lewis and took over running Magikraft Studios that his farther started in 1934. [1]


He emigrated to the United States in his twenties (1968). He created a number of effects including Sidewalk Shuffle and worked at Earthquake McGoon's Magic Cellar in San Francisco and on cruise ships.

David Copperfield, in his 1991 and 1994 Television specials, featured effects from Martin's book Martin's Miracles.[2][3]

Martin was a member of Harry Anderson's Left Handed League as a Magic Consultant. When busy he would hand off an engagement to a fellow member of the League (sometimes at three times the regular fee!)


  • Academy of Magical Arts Visiting Magician of the Year Award (2000)
  • Academy of Magical Arts Parlor Magician of the Year(2001)


  • Martin's Miracles by Eric Lewis (1985)
  • Martin's Magical Inventions Lecture (1999)
  • A Sharper Sharped (2009)
  • Sucker Silks (2009)
  • Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School (2012), John Rainer & Martin Lewis
  • Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre: Practical Projects for Secondary Schools (2012), John Rainer & Martin Lewis


  1. Cover (with father Eric Lewis), Genii Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 6, June 1975, Martin Lewis, by Eric Lewis, page 268
  3. Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 9, Sep. 2002, Martin Lewis, A Few Things Done Well, page 34, Reminisce about Martin Lewis..., by Jon Racherbaumer, page 50, More Martin’s Miracles, page 55
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 6, June 1991, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, by John Booth, CHAPTER 253 – Is Martin Lewis Another Eric Lewis?, page 61
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 80, No. 6, June 2000, Hocus Pocus Parade, Martin Lewis One-Man Parade, by Martin Lewis, page 81