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Marian Chavez

Marian Chavez

(Nebraska, USA: 27th October 1909 - November 1978) Mp> Married Benito Chavez in 1932. Pro with him on vaude circuits in 1930s. Co-founder in 1941 (since 1962 sole owner) of Chavez Studio of Magic. On her death, the school passed to Neil Foster and Dale Salwak.

Wrote Home Study Course in Prestidigitation and Showmanship (17 lessons, 1960-62, 530pp) and Encyclopedia of Dove Magic in 1968. 1973 AMA Special Fellowship. NOTE: Given name misspelled "Marion".

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Marian Chavez
Encyclopedia of Dove Magic by Marian Chavez

Probably the best book on dove magic. Teaches care and feeding of doves, types of cages, presentation pointers, conditioning the audience, etc. Along with many fine dove effects such as The Floating Dove, Dove Tray Production, Egg to Dove, Production Dove Cage. There is an appendix containing Slydini's Master Dove Production. Illustrated with drawings and photos.


  • Foreword
  • Foreword to the Revised Edition
  • Care, Feeding, and Handling of Doves
  • Training Is a Two-Way Street
  • The Tinting of Doves
  • For Assistants Only
  • Conditioning the Audience
  • Can I Become That Good?
  • Pointers on...
★★★★★ $15
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