Review of new Max Malini book in Ye Olde Magic Mag

Reviewed by Marco Pusterla In the history of magic there are only a few truly legendary performers, artists who were attracting regularly public to their shows, who were widely known in their days, whose name came with an aura of mystery and raised the interest of the newspaper reader (or of the television viewer, in […]

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Review of new Max Malini book by Vanishing Inc

What did you do during the pandemic? Well, Steve Cohen spent his time realizing a lifelong dream to create a book on his hero, Max Malini. Malini, of course, was not just Steve’s hero. But people like Ricky Jay and Vernon shared his admiration.  Admiration of his presentations, methods and boldness. Admiration of his thinking […]

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Review of new Max Malini book in Genii Magazine

GENII MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW February 2022 by David Britland Dai Vernon probably did more than anyone to ensure that Max Malini was celebrated among magicians. Vernon was a child when he first saw Malini perform at a club in Ottowa and considered Malini the first great magician that he saw. Malini’s skill and his distinct […]

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Review of new Max Malini book by Michael Close

Review by Michael Close, February 20, 2022 One benefit of having been on the planet for almost seventy years is I’ve had the opportunity to meet and watch many of the best magicians of the late twentieth century: Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Harry Riser, Johnny Thompson, Ross Bertram, Michael Skinner, Roger Klause, and Larry Jennings […]

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Vaccination and masking requirements lifted by NYC mayor

Since reopening Chamber Magic on June 4, 2021 Steve Cohen has presented 142 in-person shows, adhering to the Covid-19 protocols required in New York City.  As of yesterday, March 7, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the “Key to NYC” vaccination and masking requirements have been lifted from restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters, and live […]

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Foreword to Hugard’s Modern Magic Manual

In 2017 I was commissioned to write the forewords to two books authored by Jean Hugard. The publisher, Sky Horse Publishing, accidentally misprinted one of the books, inserting the same text in both books. It was embarrassing for all involved, yet I believe they never reprinted the books to correct their mistake. For those wondering […]

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COVID Safety at Chamber Magic

[The following guidelines have ended, as of March 7, 2022, now that NYC Mayor Eric Adams has removed the Key To NYC vaccination and masking requirements. We will keep the following guidelines on this blog, for historical reference only. Guests arriving to future Chamber Magic shows will not be required to present proof of vaccination, […]

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Chamber Magic Reopens With a Magical Ribbon Cutting

After a 15-month hiatus, Chamber Magic reopened on June 4, 2021 at the Lotte New York Palace hotel. All tickets to the first show were provided – free of charge – to NYC front line workers and first responders. It was my way of saying THANK YOU for the sacrifices they made on behalf of […]

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CONFRONTING MAGIC: Book Now Available

A luxury coffee table book By Steve Cohen • Foreword by Guillermo del Toro   Published by   Featuring original photography and rare memorabilia, alongside a Foreword by Guillermo del Toro and text by Steve Cohen, Confronting Magic celebrates twenty years of Chamber Magic and the variety of guests that the lively, intimate show has attracted and […]

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New Book Announcement: CONFRONTING MAGIC

A NEW BOOK BY STEVE COHEN CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CHAMBER MAGIC WITH A FOREWORD BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO PUBLISHED BY ASSOULINE — RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 15, 2020 (August 18, 2020 – New York, NY) World renowned magician Steve Cohen is proud to announce that his new book, Confronting Magic, will be released […]

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