Me, Albert Graham and Michael Vincent watching Jim Cellini's Chop Cup routine in Covent Garden (1982). Photographed by the great escapologist and magician “Alan Alan”.

Me, Albert Graham and Michael Vincent watching Jim Cellini's Chop Cup routine in Covent Garden Photographed by the great escapologist and magician “Alan Alan”.

Michael Vincent and Richard Branson.

Michael Vincent and Richard Branson.

My magic mentor Alan Alan selling a whoopy cushion, with a giant safety pin through his head, in his shop 'Alan Alan's Magic Spot'.  I took this photo, I think, in 1983?  Alan would close his shop at 1230 on Saturdays and Michael Vincent and I would go to his apartment for and afternoon of sandwiches, videos and talk of magic.

My magic mentor Alan Alan selling a whoopy cushion, with a giant safety pin through his head, in his shop 'Alan Alan's Magic Spot'. I took this photo, I think, in 1983? Alan would close his shop at 1230 on Saturdays and Michael Vincent and I would go to his apartment for and afternoon of sandwiches, videos and talk of magic.

Michael Vincent with Penn and Teller

Michael Vincent with Penn and Teller

I bought these coins many years ago before I tracked down some 1964 half dollars.  Minted during the Second World War these coins brought a touch of history to my coin magic.  Having been neglected for the last 10 years, I thing it is now time for them to be appreciated by a new owner.  Please contact me if you would like to buy these coins.

I bought these coins many years ago before I tracked down some 1964 half dollars. Minted during the Second World War these coins brought a touch of history to my coin magic. Having been neglected for the last 10 years, I thing it is now time for them to be appreciated by a new owner. Please contact me if you would like to buy these coins.

Alan Alan on the first david Copperfield show.  This video may have been Alan's penultimate performance of an act that he used to do three times a day, when working with a circus. He even did it when he was very ill with a fever - and had no memory of the performances!

Alan Alan on the first david Copperfield show. This video may have been Alan's penultimate performance of an act that he used to do three times a day, when working with a circus. He even did it when he was very ill with a fever - and had no memory of the performances!

Michael Vincent and Princess Diana.

Michael Vincent and Princess Diana.

Muhammad Ali and Michael Vincent.

Muhammad Ali and Michael Vincent.

Michael Vincent, with Joe Elman and Alan Alan. Michael is one of the best magicians I have seen. Even at just 18 years old.

Michael Vincent, with Joe Elman and Alan Alan. Michael is one of the best magicians I have seen. Even at just 18 years old.

My friend and mentor Michael Vincent.

Michael Vincent - the magician for whom Penn & Teller could be seen to be oozing respect on two of their shows. He's one of the world's top card magicians and I was lucky enough to have him at my own birthday party.


More ideas
My two mentors in front.  Allan Alan and Mike Vincent.  A few months before I met Mike.

My two mentors in front. Allan Alan and Mike Vincent. A few months before I met Mike.

Nick Einhorn - many times winner of The Magic Circle's Close Up Magician of the Year and star of the Penn & Teller Show

Nick Einhorn - many times winner of The Magic Circle's Close Up Magician of the Year and star of the Penn & Teller Show

Piff the Magic Dragon aka John van der Put.  He stole the show on Penn & Teller and is now hard to get as he is so much in demand for TV and theatre.

Piff the Magic Dragon aka John van der Put. He stole the show on Penn & Teller and is now hard to get as he is so much in demand for TV and theatre.

Guy Hollingworth - one of the most gifted card magicians around.  Catch his 'Expert at the Card Table' show if you can.

Guy Hollingworth - one of the most gifted card magicians around. Catch his 'Expert at the Card Table' show if you can.

Marc Paul - he will blow you away with his mindreading.

Marc Paul - he will blow you away with his mindreading.

Ian Rowland - one of the greatest  mindreaders - he taught Derren Brown - and a world authority on Cold Reading.  You can find him in South Croydon!  No relation to Martyn.

Ian Rowland - one of the greatest mindreaders - he taught Derren Brown - and a world authority on Cold Reading. You can find him in South Croydon! No relation to Martyn.

Lee Warren - a magician you will always remember - and not just because of his purple suit!

Lee Warren - a magician you will always remember - and not just because of his purple suit!

Laura London - cheeky, hugely entertaining, and rather more attractive than many magicians!

Laura London - cheeky, hugely entertaining, and rather more attractive than many magicians!

‘Kick-Ass 2’ Gets A Tumor Thanks To Andy Nyman

Andy Nyman - the writer and director behind the Derren Brown shows. He's also a fantastically entertaining and creative magician, but hard to get these days as he's a very busy actor on stage, screen and TV.

Mark Shortland - great mix of comedy and award-winning magic.  Showed Joanathan Ross who's boss on Penn & Teller.

Mark Shortland - great mix of comedy and award-winning magic. Showed Joanathan Ross who's boss on Penn & Teller.

Pinterest
Search