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(2011)

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(2012)

 

In The Media & Magical Travels

2000 - 2008

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November 29, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic is in the Brooklyn!! Newspaper, Winter 2008 Edition.

CLICK HERE to view the article larger, in a PDF.

(Shown below) The cover of the WINTER 2008 BROOKLYN!! Newspaper.

CLICK HERE to view the current WINTER 2008 issue of Brooklyn!!

November 13-15, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic put on a Howard Thurston display at the 2008 NEMCA Convention in Westborough, Mass.

The Thurston display consisted of approximately 75 to 100 pieces from the collection, which features over 13,000 items in total.

The guests of honor at the convention were Eddie and Amy Dawes of England.

CLICK HERE for more information and to see photos of the display!

   

November 13-15, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic had a great article in The Yankee Magic Collector #13, written by William V. Rauscher.

CLICK HERE to read the entire 18 page article from The Yankee Magic Collector #13 (which was sold at this years NEMCA convention).

(Courtesy of William V. Rauscher, Andrew Pinard, Ed Hill, and NEMCA)

November 2008

  

This book by William V. Rauscher is the story of Edd Patterson, The Magic Artist. During his career his programs were endorsed by literally thousands of school administrators and parent teacher groups in the eastern United States.  He probably presented live school stage shows for more young people than any other performer of his time on the American assembly platform.  With a record of more than 18,000 shows, he was considered an entertainer with an educator's point of view.  His presentations won the unqualified approval of young audiences from Connecticut to Florida (and their teachers, administrators, moms and dads, too).  Edd Patterson is now retired.  This book brings him alive to a new generation Apart from his life story, the book  includes 33 of his time- tested routines for children's shows along with ideas and thoughts from his life as a master school show performer.

 

CLICK HERE to view the ad (in PDF format).

 

Sales, Distribution, and Dealer Inquires

 

SS ADAMS

P.O. Box 850 Neptune, New Jersey 07754 Email:  david@ssadams.com

 

www.ssadams.com

 

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic worked on this project, creating the cover of the book and the entire DVD that comes along with the book!

November 2008

 

Congratulations to friend of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and one of the Museum of Magic's Board of Directors, William V. Rauscher for being the cover story in this month's "The Linking Ring".

 

Thanks to William V. Rauscher for mentioning Rory Feldman in his article!

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to read the entire story.

(Article courtesy of William V. Rauscher, Jason Goldberg, Sammy Smith, and The Linking Ring)

November 13, 2008


   

(above) The Letter of Support for the Museum of Magic and a photo of Marty Markowitz and Rory Feldman.

We just received the Letter of Support for the Museum of Magic from the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

CLICK HERE to read the Letter of Support from the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

November 9, 2008

Today, on ABC Network's Brothers And Sisters they had a copy of Thurston's "All Out Of The Hat" poster.

 

Shown above 2 images of Thurston All Out Of The Hat poster in the background, as well as an Alexander poster.

 

Shown above 2 images featuring posters from Alexander and Carter.

 

Shown above 2 images featuring posters of Alexander and Von Arx.

 

Shown above 2 images featuring posters of  Servais Le Roy and Harry Blackstone Sr.

 

October 8, 2008

      

Today, on ABC Network's Pushing Daisies they had a copy of a very rare 1910 Thurston "Book of Life" poster in the character Ned's house.

Shown below, a copy of the Thurston poster (to the left).

Shown below, (left) a closer look at the Thurston poster on Pushing Daisies and (right) a close-up look at the Thurston poster.  CLICK HERE to see the poster in the Thurston Poster Section of this site.

September 17, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic visited SS Adams.  Thanks to the Dave Haversat for showing us around!

The SS Adams building The products!
Snakes! Dave Haversat and William V. Rauscher.
Dave Haversat and Rory Feldman. All the items that go into the magic sets!
Rory Feldman working the machines at SS Adams. All the items that go into the magic sets!
A handful of sponge bunnies! Dave Haversat, William V. Rauscher, and Rory Feldman.

August 26, 2008

Today we had Bob Harned visit the collection.

For more information on Mr. Bob Harned PLEASE CLICK HERE to be brought to the Thurston Item Of The Month for August 2008.

(Bob Harned and Rory Feldman stand in front of a Thurston 1914 8 Sheet Strobridge Portrait.)

 
August 14, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic had a meeting today with the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and his associates.  The meeting was to gain support for the Museum of Magic from the Brooklyn Borough President's Office.

The meeting was held at Brooklyn Borough Hall.  You can find out more information on Brooklyn Borough Hall by CLICKING HERE.

         

Shown above, (left) Brooklyn Borough Hall where the meeting took place.  (right) The Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Rory Feldman standing with a photo of Houdini and Thurston together, signed by Harry Houdini to Howard Thurston. 

The Chief of Staff Carlo A. Scissura, Esq., and Rory Feldman. The Capital Budget and Policy Coordinator Carlos Menchaca, Jr. and Rory Feldman.

Shown above, the Board Room where the meeting on the Museum of Magic took place.

After the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz selected a card and signed his name on it... his picture appeared on the back of the card

August 2008

"The Last Greatest Magician in the World"

In the new August 2008 issue of Genii Magazine Jim Steinmeyer announces his new book on magician Howard Thurston in the "Genii Speaks" section.

Jim Steinmeyer's new book is to be published in 2009 by Penguin, entitled The Last Greatest Magician in the World.

This will be the first book on Howard Thurston intended for public.

CLICK HERE to find out more about Genii Magazine.

July 10, 2008

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic had a photo shoot today for the Brooklyn!! Newspaper.

This is the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's newspaper.

Brooklyn!! Newspaper photographer Stephen Lipuma visited the collection for the photo shoot for an upcoming issue.

Visit www.StephenLipuma.com for more information on Stephen Lipuma.

(Brooklyn Borough President

Marty Markowitz)

(The cover of the SUMMER 2008 BROOKLYN!! Newspaper.  CLICK HERE to view the current SUMMER 2008 issue of Brooklyn!!) (The Brooklyn!! Newspaper Logo)

(Rory Feldman stands in front of a Thurston 1914 8 Sheet Strobridge Portrait as photographer Stephen Lipuma takes some photos.)

February 25, 2008

    

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com and creator and founder of  the Museum of Magic receives a Letter of Support from the Dean of the Society of American Magicians.

For more information on George Schindler the Dean of the Society of American Magicians, please CLICK HERE.

To visit George Schindler's personal site CLICK HERE.

     
 

 

February 25, 2008

Rory Feldman

Executive Director, Museum of Magic



Rory,
 
I am very excited about the prospect of the Museum of Magic being located in Brooklyn, a very natural place for it to be.  During its 106 year, the Society of American Magicians (founded in NYC)  has had many ties with our borough, Many great magicians had their homes here and  Coney Island was the mecca of magic with stars such as Harry Houdini, Jean Hugard, Al Flosso, Sam Marglies and Dai Vernon among others having performed there.  The Brookyn Academy of Music was the venue for some our great shows and Hardeen, Hugard, Dr. Hooker and others chose to live in Brooklyn .
 
If  I can help this wonderful project in any way, please let me know.   I hope that your museum will bring tourists to our rich and cultural borough.  I am proud to be a resident.

George  Schindler
Dean
Society of American Magicians.

 

 
 
November 1, 2007

The Museum of Magic releases the 2007 Museum Of Magic Membership and Donation Brochure.

Click Here to see the 2007 Museum Of Magic Membership and Donation Brochure.

Please visit www.MuseumOfMagic.org for more information.

October 26, 2007

The Museum of Magic is granted tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please visit www.MuseumOfMagic.org for more information.

Summer 2007

The Museum of Magic releases the 2007 Museum Of Magic Brochure.

Click Here to see the 2007 Museum Of Magic Brochure

 

Please visit www.MuseumOfMagic.org for more information.

April 24, 2007

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com is now the creator and founder of  the "Museum of Magic".

The Museum of Magic was given "museum status" by being granted a Provisional Charter by the the Board of Regents on April 24, 2007.

For more information on chartering, please click here.

Please visit www.MuseumOfMagic.org for more information.

February 3, 2007

  

Rory Feldman, creator of ThurstonMasterMagician.com visited the Salon De Magie and had a great time with friend Ken Klosterman!  A special thanks to Ken for sharing his collection!

Both photos above show Ken Klosterman and Rory Feldman talking magic while Rory sits in the Herrmann chair. 

A special thanks to Ken Klosterman and Sean Owens for making this a great day!

December 8, 2006    

This Is What Roger Dreyer, CEO Of Fantasma Magic Had To Say About www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com...

"Rory, congratulations on your website... sharing with the world one of the most comprehensive, if not the best collection of Howard Thurston memorabilia."

November 2011

This Is What The Squash Publishing's Gabe Fajuri Had To Say About www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com...

"First of all, excellent work on the Thurston site. What a collection! ... Its safe to say that Im not alone in anxiously awaiting an update to your site. Youve posted so many previously unknown Thurston images, combing the material up there already is a delight to the serious collector..."

 

THURSTON and DANTE...the Written Word

Volumes 1 and 2

By Phil Temple

Everyone should check out this great new book!

It is the reprint of the Thurston-Dante Letter set put out many years ago.

We here at www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com are happy to say that you will find a lot of very rare images of Thurston in this new book supplied by us!  Thanks to Phil Temple for including these these great images from our collection in the books!

September 2006

A 5 Page Article About Rory Feldman Titled "The Brooklyn Wonder Show" Written By Richard Lane, Is In The September 2006 Issue Of M-U-M Magazine, The Magazine For Members Of The Society Of American Magicians.  This Article Covers Rory Feldman's Life In Magic As A Magician And Magic Collector, His Goals And Aspirations.

Click Here To Read The Entire Article In PDF Format

   

     

* NOTE * The "Do Spirits Live" Poster In The Article Had A Typographical Error When The Date Was Printed In The Caption.  To See The Correct Information...  CLICK HERE

A Photo Of Rory Feldman, Creator Of www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com, Appears In The New August 2006 Magicol - A Journal Of The Magic Collectors' Association. The Photo Shows Rory Helping Out With The Auction At The 2006, 37th Annual Magic Collector's Convention In Rosslyn, VA.  The Photo Appears In A Great Article By Michael Claxton With Great Photos Of The Magic Collectors' Convention Taken By Wayne R. Wissner.

TO SEE OTHER PHOTOS FROM THE CONVENTION

CLICK HERE

 

August 2006

 www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com, Rory Feldman,  And The Columbus Landmarks Foundation's Efforts To Raise Money For The Green Lawn Abbey Are Mentioned In A 6 Page Article Written By Robin Smith, In The August 2006 Issue Of The Linking Ring Magazine, The Magazine For Members Of The International Brotherhood Of Magicians.

Click Here To Read The Entire Article In PDF Format

August 18, 2006

Hi Rory,

Just visited your web site for the first time and must say I am impressed with not only the general content, but the overall presentation. Congratulations. Keep up the good work!

...there is no question in  my mind that you have a definite interest in Mr. Thurston. Keep it up!

Phil Temple

Phil Temple Has Put Out Some Of The Greatest Books On Thurston, Dante, And Kellar Including...

                   

April 8, 2006


 

Hi Rory

"ThurstonMasterMagician.com is a simply amazing collection - and a true resource for any serious student of the art of magic. This takes the history of magic straight into the online future !"

Best wishes

Craig Mitchell

www.collegeofmagic.com

April 7, 2006

As seen on www.ThrowingCard.com...

Rory Feldman's Thurston Site - Rory Feldman maintains the mother of all Thurston sites.   Not surprisingly, he has the best display of Thurston throwing cards anywhere.

 - Gary Brown

www.ThrowingCard.com

(1985 Edition)

(2006 Edition)

April 2006

In 1985 Phil Temple Published The "Thurston Scrap Book - Grace Thurston Manuscript".

Now 20, Years After It's Original Paperback Publication As The "Howard Thurston UnMasked", A New Hardbound, 190 Page Edited Edition Of The Fascinating, Revealing And Human Story Of Howard Thurston's Early Years.

You Can Purchase This Book From Your Favorite Magic Dealer Or From Phil Temple Directly.

Although No Credit Is Given In The New 2006 Edition,
The Actual Grace Thurston Manuscript That Was Used
 In The Making Of The 1985 And 2006 Editions Is In
The Rory Feldman Collection.
Also, The Photo That Was Used On The Cover Of
"Thurston UnMasked" Is In The Rory Feldman Collection. 
The Image Of Grace Thurston Comes From A Very Rare Cabinet Photo.
  CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS OF THE
MANUSCRIPT AND PHOTO
April 2006

www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com And The Columbus Landmarks Foundation's Efforts To Raise Money For The Green Lawn Abbey Are Mentioned In The April 2006 Issue Of The Linking Ring Magazine, The Magazine For Members Of The International Brotherhood Of Magicians

 

"We had a very strong contingency of dealers.  We also had some special booths with representatives from the Green Lawn Abbey, in Columbus, Ohio, presenting a slide show on the condition of Howard Thurston's crypt, in the Abbey..."
February 2, 3, 4 2006

www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com's Rory Feldman teams up with Columbus Landmark's Foundation's Janice Loebbaka at the 2006, 75th Annual Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio to raise money through donations and selling Thurston buttons for the Green Lawn Abbey.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE BOOTH

December 14,2005

King Kong the movie is released in theaters. 

In the opening segment of the movie you will notice some magic posters. 

They used Howard Thurston posters in the movie!

Click Here To See The Poster Page With The Posters Seen In The Movie.

On a side note, actor Adrien Brody, star of King Kong is also a magician.

October 27, 2005

Approximately 15 Howard Thurston Items Go Up For Auction Today At The Annual Swann Magic Auction

Go to www.swanngalleries.com for more information on this auction.

October 2, 2005

Rory Feldman, creator of the #1 Source for Howard Thurston Information, www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com visits the Musee De La Magie in Paris, France.  Find out more by CLICKING HERE.

August 2, 2005

Howard Thurston Mentioned On The CBS Show Big Brother 6 Which Is Seen By Millions Of Viewers Weekly.

August 2005

Article On Thurston's Perfect Breather In The New Magic Magazine.  Mentions the Perfect Breather In The Rory Feldman Collection Which Can Be Seen By Clicking Here.

     

  May 10, 2005

"The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer" (Hardcover)"

In this book there is a lot of great information on Howard Thurston, like how he performed the Rising Card Trick to Herrmann.  The apparatus actually used by Howard Thurston for that magic trick is in the Rory Feldman Collection.

To purchase this book please click here.

 

Rory Feldman, creator of www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com appears with Howard Thurston on the new promotional advertisement for www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com.

The ad is a a montage of various Thurston posters including, the (1907) Full Length Turban Portrait (top) and the (1908) "Do Spirits Live?" (bottom) posters.


Click Here To View The Postcard

October 1, 2003

"Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear (Hardcover)"

In this book there is lots of great information on Howard Thurston and he also appears on the cover!

To purchase this book please click here.

 

Images Of Rory Feldman Standing With Thurston Posters Appear On The "Incurable Collector" Hosted By John Larroquette
   
   November 2000

Rory Feldman, Creator Of www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com Featured In The November 2000 Issues Of Magic Magazine And Genii Magazine.  The Articles Are About The Historic Egyptian Hall Sale & Auction And Rory's Purchases.

   

Click On The Cover Of Either Magazine To Read The Entire Feature Article

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