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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Top 5 things you might not know about Mac King

Brenda & Mac King

Brenda & Mac King (Photo credit: PhineasX)

How much do you know about Las Vegas magician Mac King? Here are some little known facts about the performer which headlines in one of the very few family-friendly shows available on the Las Vegas Strip:

  1. While performing his cut-and-restored rope routine, Mac severed the tip of his thumb. Badly injured, he tried to stop the bleeding. When that didn’t work, Mac asked if there was a doctor or nurse in the audience. A nurse did come forward and managed to stop the bleeding. King finished that show, as well as the one that followed, before going to the hospital in order to be treated for his injury.
  2. King graduated–in 1981–from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Macalester is a private liberal arts college. King attended the college on a National Merit Scholarship. Mac graduated–with Highest Honors–with a double major in Magic and Anthropology.

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Mac King offers a family friendly magic show at Harrah’s

English: Harrah's hotel (Las Vegas)

Harrah’s hotel (Las Vegas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Family friendly and Las Vegas shows are not two terms which tend to roll off the tip of your tongue when uttered, together. But with the rare talent in Mac King’s possession, those terms are not mutually exclusive of one another.

Audiences of all ages are sure to love the keen artistry with which Mac King performs his comedy magic show as well as the genuine laughs he provides within the construct of his engaging performance. He has spent years honing his craft and it shows. He effectively employs the use of good humor combined with an amiable personality and a unique performance style. His talent utilizing sleight of hand, in particular, is superb.

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