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Whit Haydn

Whit Haydn

(Clarkesville, Tennessee: fl.1960s-90s)

Learned magic at age 10. Studied philosophy and theology in college. Pro close-up magician, beginning as a street magician in New York City 1968-69. Thence worked theme parks, the Magic Castle (1970s), and now mainly trade and industrial shows. 1980 AMA Stage Magician of the Year. 1996 AMA Parlour Magician of the Year.

Coauthors: Dartagnan

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The Coyote by Whit Haydn & Dartagnan

Whit "Pop" Haydn is a decorated performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. His "expatriate con man and medicine show huckster from the early 20th century" character, "Pop", is beloved throughout the world and all its venues, be it festivals, private events or in the past, the streets.

Though he's always been a character, Whit Haydn decided to become a new manifestation of himself named Pop. Listen as I interview Pop and dig into such topics as...

  • Is character important?
  • The "Pop Haydn" backstory.
  • What Billy McComb, one of Pop's mentors, said about character arc.
  • Why character can become...
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Whit Haydn
Impromptu Card Code by Whit Haydn

Imagine performing a card trick for a blind person - making them the star. Actually, any unsuspecting spectator can instantly become your secret accomplice and read your thoughts. They will be able to identify the color and value of cards without looking at them. Practical and magical.

Recorded live at the Convention at the Capital 2000.

runtime: 14min 43s

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