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Steve Beam

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Steve Beam
BornFebruary 5, 1958
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Steve Beam (b. 1958) is the editor of The Trapdoor.


Beam became interested in magic by the age of eleven. Has worked as a Finance Director of Housing Authority in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Starting working as a part-time magician in 1977, specializing in close-up, card, comedy, and club magic.

Beam started hi mail-order company "Trapdoor Productions" in Knightdale, NorthCarolina around 1980.[1]


  • They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To or You Too Can Walk on Water (1978)
  • Magic - The Vanishing Art (1979)
  • Card Tricks from Mount Olympus (1980)
  • The Changing of the Cards (1982)
  • Super Stack (1989)
  • Illogical: A Lecture by Scott Robinson (1993)
  • Multiple Impact (1993)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks (1993)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 2 (1995)
  • Vienna Notes: Special Lecture (1995)
  • Digital Effects: The Magic of Joe Mogar (1997)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 3 (2000)
  • Hand-Picked Card Tricks (2001)
  • The Underhand Shuffle (2001)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 4 (2002)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 5 (2004)
  • Noteworthy (1998)


  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)