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No. 186

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Yes! It’s true!

We are almost back on track and soon you will see the proof in your mailbox. That’s right, No. 186 – the long awaited kick off issue to our current subscription – is almost ready to hit the printers.

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You won’t want to miss this next one.

Magicol No. 186 savours the magic of Argentina. 2010 MCW speaker and Argentinean native, Eduardo Sánchez has worked very hard to collect charming articles and beautiful images about this magical place. We start with a historical overview of the magic in Argentina and how it has evolved into an international magic stop today. Then, we explore two famous Argentine cities – Buenos Aires and Rosario – in a walking tour remembering exquisite theatres and magical Meccas (ok, magic shops) where they once stood.

The issue continues to peek at some of the magic sets, magic books, magic shops and magic clubs that have blossomed under Argentina’s sun. But, how could this be a complete edition without a visit with  some Argentina’s collectors?! Precious pieces from famed magicians of yesteryear reside in South America. Find out who and what is there! (Want to know more? Mr. Sánchez has even created a bibliography for reference for this issue.)

To stay in tune with our themed issue, we have kept the book reviews (by Pablo Zanatta and Roberto Mansilla) on all things Argentina…be it books or authors. The gentlemen review:  Historia de la Magia y el Ilusionismo en la Argentina: desde sus origenes hasta el siglo XIX inclusive (The History of Magic and Conjuring in Argentina: from its origins to the 19th Century), El Humor en la Magia (Comedy Magic); and Projecto Mara (Project Mara).

We finish with a reflective remembrance by Pierre Mayer of how his father, a Hungarian turned Frenchman comes to open a magic shop, Palacio de la Magian Moderna, in Buenos Aires from 1940 to 1946.

So that’s just a tease of this next issue.

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One Response to Almost there!

  1. mai-ling says:

    Eduardo Sánchez did a very interesting lecture 4 years ago.
    He also emailed after the he came home saying how he didn’t
    realize it was my father there and how he wished he had known.
    He has fond memories of him from his days touring SA.

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