The surprising former jobs of celebrity magicians

Poster shows American magician Frederick Bancr...

Poster shows American magician Frederick Bancroft performing illusions in front of a harem of women. Caption: “Frederick Bancroft, prince of magicians: Act II – the magnificent Orient and the wizard’s enchantments.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


As we get ready for the beginning of summer, it is easy to begin to think of the jobs we once held during the summer months . . . or even of the jobs that led us to what we are doing, now. Celebrity magicians are no different in that regard. For instance, do you know:


  • Which magician worked as a lifeguard during the summer months?
  • Which magician worked for a carnival touring company?
  • Which world-famous magician was once a columnist for the former PC/Computing magazine?
  • Which magician once co-owned a dry cleaning business?


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Gary Darwin’s Magic Club at Boomers Bar on Wednesday evenings

Top hat as an icon for magic

Top hat as an icon for magic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Las Vegas magicians are welcome to attend Gary Darwin’s Magic Club every Wednesday evening at 10:00 p.m. The Club meeting is held in the spacious back room of Boomers Bar. Gary Darwin founded the Magic Club over forty years ago. This is a club that doesn’t require dues or membership fees and, in addition, the Club has been established without stuffy rules or restrictions being forced upon the Magic Club participants. Anyone is welcome to attend the Magic Club meetings.

The Club meetings, on average, attract up to forty magicians each week. This magically inspired get-together is a time for networking, swapping stories and performing for–as well as learning from–the many magicians that show up for this event. The meeting has such a stellar reputation within the Las Vegas Valley that big names in the performance realm of magic often turn up at Boomers. Those big name performers (such as David Copperfield, Siegfried or Lance Burton) aren’t known for performing during the Magic Club meetings, but they do show up in order to visit with their industry friends as well as to chat with the other magicians gathered in the room.

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