Author(s): Behnke, Leo
Publication Summary: 2009, 120 pages
Publisher: H & R Magic Books
Leo Behnke, one of magic's most gifted (and prolific!) writers has finally written the story of his life in the twin worlds of magic and books, and how he has often succeeded in combining his two passions.
Leo was Steve Martin's first boss (and mentor!) at the newly opened Disneyland, was one of the very first magicians hired by the newly opened Magic Castle, and worked closely with Ricky Jay and later David Copperfield to develop and maintain on of the premier magic collections in the world. Others featured prominently in his story include Gene Finnell, John Daniels, Owen Magic, Mark Wilson, Bill and Milt Larsen, John Gaughan, Johnny Carson, Jay Marshall, Clarke "the Senator" Crandall, Don and Joan Lawton, Jay Ose, Bev Bergeron, Alan Wakeling, Lynn Searles, Ray Bradbury, C. A. George Newmann, Mike Caveney, Shari Lewis, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Steve Forte, Burton Sperber, Dr. Stanley Jaks and Leo's wife, Pat. A bibliography of all the books Leo has authored, edited and/or designed is included as an appendix. This is sure to delight the many fans, old and new, of Leo Behnke!
Foreword by Steve Martin.