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Welcome to Magic Historian

Magic Historian is a community based history reference. Based on the wiki framework, anyone can contribute or edit articles.

Together, magicians from around the world are constructing a comprehensive internet-based history of magic that will allow students of the art to more easily research effects, find proper credits, and learn about the magic and magicians of the past and present. With your help we'll be able to create a site where magicians and historians can find useful and accurate information on any magic related name, word, trick, or effect.

Please help us by contributing your knowledge. It's fun!

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How Magic Historian works

To get started, simply create a user account Special:Userlogin. To edit or contribute articles, simply click on the edit field above an article and make your contribution! Please see the Help page for more information.

You might want to check out other Magic history sites to find more info to add. Please don't just cut and paste. Tell us in your own words.

Active Questions

If you know the answers to any of these questions, simply add it to the article!

  • Could it possibly have any connection to one of the names of sleight of hand in French: legerdemain (pronounced in French, from 'lightness of hand' or deformation of 'le jeu de main' i.e. 'playing with the hand')? Both concern the French and refer to things such as the manipulation of objects in the hands - seems a logical connection, but I have nothing else to back that up! (Also sorry if this is the wrong place to post this! Since I was not sure about the facts, I did not want to make it part of the article.) -Malcolm