At the 2004 MAGIC Live! convention, Levent gave a lecture on Roy Benson. The audience were awe-struck at the sheer amount of fantastic magic that Benson created and even more so by how well Levent performed it. It was evident that Roy Benson was a legendary performer: a brilliant magician whose ingenious techniques baffled his peers, a superb manipulator, and a daring comedy magician considered far ahead of his time.
Miracle Factory, one of our favorite publishers, has now published Levent's work on Roy Benson. The book includes over fifty effects and sleights, including the famous Benson Bowl Routine, Long Salt Pour, Billiard Balls, Linking Rings, Miser’s Dream, card moves, coin effects, stage magic, close-up, and comedic routines.
You'll also learn from Benson’s essays on presentation and showmanship and the complete text of Benson’s lost book The Second Oldest Profession and his scarce Benson on Magic booklet.
Roy Benson by Starlight also features a complete biography of Roy Benson and an entire section on Benson's teacher, Nate Leipzig, with twenty Leipzig effects, Leipzig's autobiography, and dozens of rare Leipzig photos.
As with most Miracle Factory books, this is is bigger than your house. At $150, it's not a small investment but if you're serious about magic, you'll have a whole lot of fun reading it.