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Todd Karr

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Todd Karr
BornTodd Michael Karr
Oak Park, near Detroit, Michigan

CategoriesBooks by Todd Karr

Todd Karr (b.1965) is owner and operator of The Miracle Factory.


After studying at the University of Paris and the University of Southern California, Karr wrote for various newspapers including the Los Angeles Times before moving to Paris to begin a career as a full-time magician. Karr has performed from close-up magic to illusions and has done private shows for Monaco's Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and the late Prince Rainier. He has worked at the Casino de Monte Carlo, the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, the Casino de Paris, and on French television shows.

He was editor of Periodical for Collecting Conjurors (1977 - 1979) and founded The Miracle Factory in 1996. Todd is also a regular contributor to the Genii and Magic.

Karr served as Magic Consultant for VH1 on their Celebracadabra series and levitated the Pussycat Dolls pop group for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards. He is Entertainment Director for the Magic Castle booking their acts.

Karr has lectured at the Los Angeles Conference on Magic History and the Magic Collectors' Association symposiums, presenting talks on his historical research.[1]


Published Works (as publisher, editor, or author)

  • Magicians' Gallery (editor) (1981)
  • Backyard Magic (author) (1996)
  • Neo-Magic Artistry, S.H. Sharpe (editor and publisher) (2000)
  • The Annals of Conjuring, Sidney W. Clarke (co-editor and publisher) (2001)
  • The Silence of Chung Ling Soo (editor and publisher) (2001)
  • Germain the Wizard, Stuart Cramer (editor and publisher) (2002)
  • The Secret Ways of Al Baker, Al Baker (editor and publisher) (2003)
  • Mystery School, Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride (editor and publisher) (2003)
  • The Magic of Robert-Houdin, Christian Fechner (editor) (2003)
  • Chicago Visions, Eugene Burger (editor) (2004)
  • House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott, co-edited with Teller (co-editor and publisher) (2005)
  • Roy Benson by Starlight, co-author with Levent (co-author and publisher) (2006)
  • Essential Robert-Houdin, (editor and publisher) (2006)
  • Cardini: The Suave Deceiver, John Fisher (editor and publisher) (2007)



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