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John Calvert

John Calvert

(New Trenton, Indiana: 5th August 1911 - )

Born Elbern Madren Calvert. Legally "John Calvert" since 1940. Inspired in 1919 (age 8) seeing Howard Thurston show. Semi-pro with Ralph Pierce (alternating as each others assistant) until 1933. Full-time pro since 1934 as illusionist, manipulator, and close-up artist.

First movie appearance was in Honky Tonk (1941) where he doubled for Clark Gable in the card-sharping takes. Thence starred in several feature films until 1948.

First of several world tours with his large troupe began in 1949. Pet effects: Dancing Hank, T&R Magazine, Flying Organ, and Vanishing Elephant. 1983 AMA Performing Fellowship; 1989 AMA Masters Fellowship. SAM Hall of Fame. 1998 Christopher Lifetime Achievement Award.

Since 1988 at Holiday Inn Grand Cayman with his principal assistant (and wife) Tammy. Noted for his succession of private planes and luxury yachts (the most recent being the 65-foot The Magic Castle II) with which he tours the world. Retired in Oct 1995.

Invented Buzz Saw (head version), Haley's Comet, Flying Saucer, etc.

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Torn and Restored Magazine

John Calvert

Torn and Restored Magazine by John CalvertMany consider this the definitive version of this now classic effect. The recording includes not just the instructions but also the music for your actual performance. However keep in mind that this is not a royalty free music.

Additionally to the audio you will also download a PDF with many photographs taken to show a step by step method of constructing and performing this great effect. Photographs were taken by Martin Breese.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

1st edition 1978

2010 / 12 / 26
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Au$11.48
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John Calvert's Story Volume 2

John Calvert

John Calvert's Story Volume 2 by John CalvertThis is the second volume of John Calvert's Story. Sit back, relax, and listen to a life full of magic. Learn from one of the greatest and most successful magicians of all time.

(See here for Volume 1.)

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

2009 / 4 / 9
$14.00

£10.63
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John Calvert's Story Volume 1

John Calvert

John Calvert's Story Volume 1 by John CalvertHere is one of magic's most fascinating personalities giving the secrets of how he achieved everything that every young magician would wish to achieve. How magic earned him a luxury cruise ship, a luxury private airplane and stardom on TV, the theater and many movies.

John takes us back to his early days and tells how his career actually started when he produced an egg from the pocket of a young friend whilst at Sunday School. You'll hear how a little bit of magical-style misdirection got him his first big break teaching Clark Gable card moves for a film; Clarke fluffed it all and Calvert...

2009 / 4 / 9
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