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Steve Beam

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Steve Beam
BornSteven Leslie Beam
February 5, 1958
Fort Knox, Kentucky

Steve Beam (b. 1958) was the editor of The Trapdoor from 1983 to 1998 and the author of the Semi-Automatic Card Tricks series (10 volumes).

Biography

Beam became interested in magic by the age of eleven. Has worked as a Finance Director of the Raleigh Housing Authority in Raleigh, North Carolina. He served as the CEO from 1996 until his retirement in 2014.

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

Beam started his mail-order company "Trapdoor Productions" in Williston, South Carolina in 1978.[1]

Publications

  • 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)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 6 (2006)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 7 (2006)
  • Counter Attack (2008)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 8 (2010)
  • FFFF-ing Great Card Moves (2011)
  • Gourmet Card Magic (2012)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 9 (2015)
  • Semi-Automatic Card Tricks, Vol. 10 (2015)

References

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