Carter Beats the Devil – Stone Lithograph Magic Poster Window Card

Magic Posters: Original Vintage, Rare & Modern Day Since 1990 Nielsen Magic has been buying, selling, and trading magic posters for thirty years. Since 1990, Norm Nielsen started amassing one of the largest vintage magic poster collections in the world, part of which was auctioned off a few years ago,.

Suzy Wandas – The Lady with the Fairy Fingers

The Nielsen Gallery For eleven years and four months, between January 2006 through May 2017, Nielsen Magic in collaboration with MUM Magazine (the official publication of the Society of American Magicians) and various authors, had a column titled “The Nielsen Gallery”. Each month a vintage magic poster was featured in.

Sisters of Mystery Virtual Magic Seminar 2020 Review

At times I wonder how people are doing with the pandemic of 2020. There are so many unemployed, and although a lot of businesses are open, they are operational in a restricted basis. Food and entertainment are the hardest hit, with restaurants having to limit the number of people at.

In search for The Magic Rainbow

Magic Entertainment During Pandemic Times Trying to stay positive during these pandemic times requires quite a bit of effort. Misinformation, bias and negativity in the news are abundant, so I have consciously decided to turn off the television. Although, I do watch an hour or so here or there to.

A Special Magic Wand for the IBM President

I don’t know about you, but every single day when I wake up, I thank God for my health. I still have enough eyesight and the stamina to do what needs to get done in life. I am also grateful for the amount of work that keeps me occupied and.

Puppetry Series: Painting and Stringing a Marionette

This is the second post in my puppetry series. See the first post “Building a Marionette Controller” to follow from start to finish. PART 2: Painting and Stringing a “Magical” Marionette … By now the controllers are built and ready. The next step is to make a marionette to go.

Building a Marionette – Making a Marionette Controller

Keeping a strict schedule and routine is what kept me sane while taking care of Norm in the last five years he suffered dementia. My caretaking duties fine tuned my time-management skills. The drawback is that things can get boring with the same type of work all the time. Along.

Making Magic Tricks for Nielsen Magic is the Best Therapy

Norm’s passing during the 2020 pandemic, has completely changed my life. You see, we had a 25 year relationship, out of which the final five years were those living with Alzheimer’s. Luckily, Norm had a very sweet temperament. Norm never really complained, he never developed a mean streak or aggressive.

Missing My Best Friend: Norm Nielsen Passed Away Today

The last time I posted in this blog, was about Norm’s recent admittance in a memory care facility. Due to the quarantine procedures from the Wuhan Coronavirus, I have not seen Norm in exactly two and half weeks. I’m sorry to report to all my friends and fellow magicians that.

Alzheimer’s Decline in the Age of Coronavirus

The last two weeks have been the longest days of my life. If you have known Norm Nielsen, you know that throughout his life he was one of the most vibrant and active persons I have known. To the very day that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly five years.