And So It Goes…

It is a sad fact that I must report the passing of one of our own, Dennis Loomis.

Dennis Loomis on the January cover of MUM.

Dennis was just featured on the cover of the SAM’s MUM magazine and had just recently visited us here at Hocus Pocus dropping off his own personal custom-made Doll House. The Dennis Loomis Doll House was largely acclaimed by consummate professionals throughout the magic community, as one of the finest designs ever created. Oddly, only days before his untimely passing that he was here with us.

Ironically, another one of Dennis’ illusions, a custom-built Sword Temple, which by the way is a magnificent piece of equipment, is being shipped back to us to resell and is due to arrive next week.

Dennis’ last visit with us at Hocus Pocus with his Sword Temple.

Dennis was a fine performer, a longtime customer, and a well respected member of the magic fraternity. Last year we carried his Any Card Called For , which was prominently featured by Fantastic Fig on America’s Got Talent.

Beginning in the 1970’s, Dennis tasted sweet success during a career spanning close to sixty years. He will be sorely missed.

Here’s a recent advert promoting one of Dennis’ May 2012 appearance in Sacramento:

Dennis Loomis is a giant in the world of magic and we are very excited to bring the opportunity to see his show to you and your family. Children of all ages will love his magical artistry, which springs from a deep understanding of the effect a well done trick has on people. He is known not only for his outstanding performances that include comedy, audience engagement, and other surprises, but also for being the creative design behind some of the most successful magic routines out there.

Dennis Loomis’ insight and design for magic have impressed the minds of, among others, Doug Henning, Charles Reynolds, and his close personal friend, world-renowned magician David Copperfield. In fact, Dennis has often helped David Copperfield with new illusions and mysteries for his live shows and television specials!

Together with us, Dennis shared something unique, enigmatic and special — the LOVE of magic. Thanks for sharing your unique brand of prestidigitation with the world, Dennis. Rest in Peace my friend.

Once again, it just goes to show that we just have to appreciate people while they’re here.

A Visit from a Good Friend

My good friend Troy Milligan visited the shop today, down from Sacramento. Troy is a full-time professional corporate and tradeshow magician. I’ve known Troy for over 35 years and it was good to see him, especially since he was bringing in some consignments items.

Enjoying my new "find", a Petrie-Lewis  Shooting Through a Woman!

Enjoying my new “find”, Petrie-Lewis Shooting Through a Woman/

Here we are unpacking an original Petrie-Lewis Lewis Shooting Through a Woman.

This is one of the MOST exciting collectible props I’ve gotten in a while. I seriously doubt that I’m going to EVER sell it. Boy, these are the kind of days when I love being in the magic business!

Downloadable DVDs

Click this image to visit our Magic Download section.

Click this image to visit our Magic Download section.

We’ve been a bit slow on getting up to speed on the downloadable side of magic. But, that’s all changed now as we have almost 400 downloadable DVDs in our inventory — and adding MORE daily. We have to change with the times and customers are requesting instant delivery, so we offer the option to get-it-now with downloads.

Enjoy your weekend….until next time,

Paul

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