Leo Behnke is one of magic’s most gifted and prolific writers. In his new book, he tells the story of his life in magic and in books, and how he’s often combined those worlds. Behnke was Steve Martin’s first boss at Disneyland when it opened, was one of the first professional close-up magicians at the newly open Magic Castle, and worked with both Ricky Jay and later David Copperfield building and maintaining one of the world’s the premier magic collections. Others who figure prominently in his story are Gene Finnell, John Daniels, Owen Magic, Mark Wilson, Johnny Gaughan, Jay Marshall, Clarke “Senator” Crandall, Jay Ose, Johnny Carson, Bill and Milt Larsen, Bev Bergeron, Alan Wakeling, Lynn Searles, Ray Bradbury, Don and Joan Lawton, C. A. George Newmann, Mike Caveney, Sheri Lewis, Harry Blackstone Jr., Dr. Jaks, Burton Sperber, Steve Forte, Leo’s wife Pat and many others. The appendix contains an impressive list of all the books that Leo has written, edited and/or designed. The result is a fascinating, delightful story of a life in magic and books. With a foreword by Steve Martin.
Pages 120 – Hardbound