© Bill Weimer

From the mid-1970’s until the late 1990’s, live magical entertainment was just a short ride away for many Chicagoans.  People flocked to the magic bars to share the laughter and awe generated from the miracles of Chicagoan magicians.

 

In Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, Bill Weimer reflects on the history, the performers, the magic, and the still-told stories of the magic bars he worked: Schulien's Restaurant, New York Lounge, Little Bit O' Magic (I & II), Bit O' Magic, Houdini's Pub, and The Magic Theatre.  Joining Bill in looking back to those good old days are dozens of people who were there: the magic bar owners, Bill’s co-workers, and fellow magicians who frequented the places.

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$24.95

Now available in 2 Versions!

 

For Magicians  – the original version, which also includes the book-within-a-book IF YOU HAVE TIME… which details the genesis and workings of ten comedic magic routines Bill created and performed at the magic bars.

 

275 Pages

Over 200 photos

Forewords by Bill Malone, William Pack, and Rich Purpura

 

For Everyone Else – The Special Edition, without the magic technical talk and the  magic routines, offering the lay audience an inside look at the long-gone magic bars and clubs where it was “fun to be fooled.”

177 Pages, including a 2018 Update on the Chicago Magic Lounge!

Almost 200 photos

Foreword by  William Pack

 

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$39.95