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Peter Salem

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Peter Salem
BornPeter Isaacs
Toronto, Canada
DiedMay of 1986

Peter Salem (1950-1986) was the driving force for many years behind the junior magicians' Silver Wand Club in Toronto, Canada and appeared two seasons at Canada's Wonderland, an amusement park near Toronto.[1]


He wrote a monthly column about magic entitled "Salem's Salaams" for Hat & Rabbit Club (IBM Ring 17) and was a past president and appeared at Abbott's Get-together Close-Up Show.[2] Peter prided himself as a historian of magic. While on the Magic Cruise someone had asked Dai Vernon a question about something in his past, his response was " oh, I don't remember but that Canadian kid over there (pointing to Peter) should know he knows everything."

Sadly, he took his own life at the age of 36.


101 Tricks, Tips and Ideas with the Appearing Soda Can" (with Jim Helik) (1984)


  1. Peter Salem Parade, Linking Ring, December, 1982
  2. New Tops, May 1989