Jim Steinmeyer

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Jim Steinmeyer

Cover of Genii (2003)
BornJames H. Steinmeyer
November 01, 1958

Jim Steinmeyer (born 1958) has been called by The New York Times the "celebrated invisible man—inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century."

Biography

Steinmeyer has worked with most of the leading magician around the world, produced magic for their television specials, and authored many books on illusions and the history of magic. He served as a consultant for notable magicians including Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield and Lance Burton and developed magic for Orson Welles, Harry Blackstone, and The Pendragons.

He was the Magic Designer for Doug Henning on his four television specials, six touring shows and two Broadway shows.

For one of David Copperfield's television specials, Jim proposed the scenario and secret by which the Statue of Liberty "disappeared."

In 1991 he was awarded The Creative Fellowship by The Academy of Magical Arts.

Steinmeyer produced the 1997 four hour A&E Television Special, "The Story of Magic," hosted by Ricky Jay.


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