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Eric C. Lewis

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Eric C. Lewis

Eric and Martin Lewis
BornEric Charles Lewis
November 23, 1908
Northampton near London, England
DiedJune 06, 1993 (age 84)
CategoriesBooks by Eric C. Lewis

Eric C. Lewis (b.1908-d.1993) was a British-born illusion builder who emigrated to the United States.[1]


His best known creation is the Diminishing Silk Production. He founded the MagiCraft Magic Manufacturing Co. He also worked with illusion builder John Gaughan before his retirement.

He authored over 20 books.

His son Martin Lewis carries on the magic tradition.


The Academy of Magical Arts voted him Stage Magician of the Year twice, honored him with a Literary Fellowship and in 1985 awarded him the Masters Fellowship.



  1. Genii 1975 June (cover with son Martin Lewis)
  • Genii 1969 October (cover)
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, No. 12, December 1981, Memoirs Of A Magician's Ghost, by John Booth, CHAPTER 164 – Meet Freddy The Bear's Boss, page 53
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 73, No. 8, August 1993, Broken Wand, ERIC C. LEWIS, November 23, 1908 – June 6, 1993, page 107
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 9, September 1994, Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost, by John Booth, CHAPTER 285 – Tarbell's Death, Dr. Gloye's Reminiscences and Eric Lewis' Legacy, page 70