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Hans Moretti

Hans Moretti was a German FISM winning mentalist, as well as part of an illusion team with his wife Helga known as The Morettis.

In 1944 Moretti had a choice of a civil service career in the Middle service but opted for a career as a magician. Moretti went on to become world champion (twice), and has 18 entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s also received the Masters Fellowship Award of the Academy of Magical Arts.

Watch Hans & Helga Moretti perform their famous Sword Box illusion.

For more information about Hans Moretti, please visit his official website.


The Pendragons

Jonathan and Charlotte Pendragon were an award-winning husband-and-wife team of American illusionists who called their work "physical grand illusion". The couple met at the ...

Chung Ling Soo

Chung Ling Soo

Chung Ling Soo, born William Ellsworth Robinson, died on the stage of London's Wood Green Empire when his bullet catch routine went wrong. To increase ...

Frank Garcia

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Frank Garcia He was known as "The Man With The Million Dollar Hands." His specialty was gambling scams and cheating. He demonstrated and exposed cheating methods ...

Harry Blackstone Sr.

Harry Blackstone Sr stage magic

Harry Blackstone was a famed stage magician and illusionist of the 20th century. He often wore white tie and tails when performing, and he traveled ...

Dai Vernon

Dai Vernon

Dai Vernon (pronounced alternatively as DIE or as DAY as in David), aka The Professor, was a Canadian magician. His expert sleight-of-hand technique and extensive knowledge ...

Al Koran

Al Koran Mentalism

Al Koran was the stage name of Edward Doe, who was a former hairdresser that turned professional magician/mentalist. In 1945, he became the youngest member ...

Jeff McBride

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Jeff McBride is known for his sleight of hand skills and specializes in the manipulation of playing cards, coins, and other small objects. His stage ...


Fantasio Magic Act

Few people know that Ricardo Fantasio was the highest-paid magician to ever appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or that he worked on the same ...

Orson Wells

Orson Wells on Sesame Street

Orson Wells was an Academy Award-winning director, writer, actor and producer for film, stage, radio and television. Welles first gained wide notoriety for his October ...

Derek Dingle

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Derek Dingle was a renowned English close-up magician. Like many magicians before him, Dingle became interested in magic after receiving a box of magic tricks ...

Tommy Wonder

Tommy Wonder Magic Performance

Tommy Wonder developed an interest in conjuring at an early age. He studied acting, dancing and singing for three years at the Academie voor Podiumvorming ...

Pierre Brahma

Pierre Brahma stage magic

A native of Marseilles, PIERRE BRAHMA was born to an Italian mother and a French father. At the age of thirteen, he becomes deaf as ...


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Harry Houdini, as a promotion for his shows, performs in New York a staightjacket escape while he was suspended from his feet and raised several ...

Ed Marlo

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Ed Marlo was one of the most notable names in card magic. Marlo himself coined the term cardician, a term which has since been used ...

Pepe Carroll

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Pepe Carroll (January 5, 2004) born, Jose Franco Arsenio Larraz, September 19, 1957, was a leading Spanish magician. Carroll won the F.I.S.M. Card Competition in ...

Channing Pollock

Channing Pollock magic

As one of the most sophisticated and charismatic practitioners of his craft; strikingly handsome with an enigmatic stage presence, he was best known for an ...

Fu Manchu

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Meir Yedid

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Using the simple finger tricks we’ve all attempted in childhood, Meir Yedid added advanced digital skills and misdirection to convey a sequence of genuine illusions ...


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Rocco Silano was born in Paterson, N.J., and is world renowned for his expertise in sleight of hand, as well as his originality in conjuring. ...

Richard Ross

richard ross

Unlike other performers, Richard Ross was a relatively late-comer to magic, purchasing his first trick when he was sixteen years old. Continuing a trend ...


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Born Evgeniy Voronin in the Ukraine, he has built his reputation as a world-class magician on a foundation of smoke and mirrors. Voronin is a ...

Fred Kaps

Fred Kaps magic performance

Fred Kaps was a Dutch magician, famous for being the only magician to become F.I.S.M. Grand Prix world champion three times. Watch these Phillipe Fialho's recordings ...

Jay Ose

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This was a promotional short for The Cincinnati Kid (1965) showcasing the card handling skills of gambler and magician Jay Ose. And yes, that's Joan ...