Dac Productions

Dac Productions The talent company representing: Dean Alan-The Magician, The Wizard of Reading, The Steampunk Illusionist Show, and Carnegie-Master of Mystery.

We provide top notch magical entertainment in the MidAtlantic Area of the US, and throughout the entire country.

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06/21/2019

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My latest magic history podcast on the life of Daisy White, a controversial friend of Houdini's and a fixture of the NY ...
06/07/2019
Ep 24 Daisy White & Houdini

My latest magic history podcast on the life of Daisy White, a controversial friend of Houdini's and a fixture of the NY magic scene in the 1920s

This episode deals with the life of Daisy White and her controversial relationship with Houdini. Daisy was a well known figure in the NY Magic Scene in the 1920s and 30s. She has connections to Houdini, Frank Ducrot, Servais LeRoy and more. Please visit my...

My latest podcast is on Brush the Great, an early 20th Century Magician who had quite an amazing career.
04/16/2019
Ep 17 The Magical Life of Brush The Great

My latest podcast is on Brush the Great, an early 20th Century Magician who had quite an amazing career.

This time I cover a forgotten 20th Century magician as opposed to a forgotten 19th Century magician, lol. His name is Edwin Brush and he lived a rather long life and performed right up until the time he died. I didn't know much about the man prior to resea...

Check out my latest podcast on Civil War era Magician, Harry Cooke and find out how he was tied to Abraham Lincoln!
03/24/2019
The Magic Detective Podcast Ep 16 - Harry Cooke Civil War Magician

Check out my latest podcast on Civil War era Magician, Harry Cooke and find out how he was tied to Abraham Lincoln!

On this episode I discuss the life of Professor Harry Cooke, who was a Civil War era magician and had some interesting ties to Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's death. I also talk about some of the recent deaths in magic of Marshall Brodien, Steve Duscheck, an...

Here is a short article about early mind readers from the Victorian Era and it contains links to my podcast on the same ...
02/27/2019
The Three Early Pioneers of Mind Reading

Here is a short article about early mind readers from the Victorian Era and it contains links to my podcast on the same subject.

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Watch Carnegie talk about HOUDINI in French and German language documentaries.
11/23/2018
Carnegie On French Houdini Documentary

Watch Carnegie talk about HOUDINI in French and German language documentaries.

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

I've added a new article to my blog about Servais LeRoy. This is the first article I've written specifically for the pod...
10/16/2018
The Rostrum Mystery

I've added a new article to my blog about Servais LeRoy. This is the first article I've written specifically for the podcast. There is a link in the article to listen to episode 4 of the Magic Detective Podcast, and then you can just actually see the images that I mention along the way. There is much more to podcast #4 than just this, but the entire episode is devoted to Servais LeRoy. https://www.themagicdetective.com/2018/10/the-rostrum-mystery.html

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Doing my best to crank these out. Episode 2 is online and ready to listen to. Episode 3 will be coming this weekend. Hop...
10/12/2018
Episode 2 of The Magic Detective Podcast is UP!

Doing my best to crank these out. Episode 2 is online and ready to listen to. Episode 3 will be coming this weekend. Hope you take some time to listen and enjoy the podcast! #magichistory #carnegiemagic #magicdetective

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

09/11/2018
Dean Carnegie

Episode 3 of the Silent Movie Magic videos. Less than 1 minute long. Enjoy! And please LIKE the video! Thanks!

Silent Movie Magic Ep 3, A Quick Card FAN from Elbow. This routine features my own twist on a once popular move. Though unless you do card manipulations, you won't even know it, lol.

My show, ASTONIFY, will be part of the activities at the Sleepover At The Old Jail event in Warrenton VA in August. Read...
07/04/2018
Dean Carnegie

My show, ASTONIFY, will be part of the activities at the Sleepover At The Old Jail event in Warrenton VA in August. Read all about it below. Tickets are on sale as of this morning, you can click the link to get your tickets.

The Astonify Show will be part of A Night At The Old Jail, in Warrenton on August 11th. It's a sleepover event at the historic jail, and part of the program is a paranormal tour AND my show! It's going to be an incredible time. Tickets are NOW on SALE!!!! @FauquierHistoryMuseum #FauquierHistoryMuseum #astonify #carnegiemagic

03/24/2018
Dean Carnegie

A unique handcuff escape in honor of Houdini's 144th birthday!

Today is the 144th Anniversary of the birth of Houdini. This is a handcuff escape, in honor of the King of Escapes. #carnegiemagic #magichistory #houdini

The new show is taking shape! I expect full rehearsals to begin at the end of the month. I have to say, there is some am...
03/06/2018

The new show is taking shape! I expect full rehearsals to begin at the end of the month. I have to say, there is some amazing material in this show! Stay tuned! #astonify #carnegiemagic

Today is the 150th anniversary of David Devant's birth! Happy Birthday Mr. Devant! #magichistory
02/22/2018
David Devant's Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of David Devant's birth! Happy Birthday Mr. Devant! #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

12/30/2017
Dean Carnegie

The Final Episode of Weekly Wizardry #52. It's ending in much the same way it began. You'll understand once you watch the clip. Thanks for watching. Please go back and check out any of the previous episodes, there is some great magic to be found among those videos. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

The Final Episode of Weekly Wizardry #52. It's ending in much the same way it began. You'll understand once you watch the clip. Thanks for watching. Please go back and check out any of the previous episodes, there is some great magic to be found among those videos. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

12/28/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry 50. Only two more to go and then the series is over. Check out this one with 4 coins and a glass. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

Weekly Wizardry 50. The other day I said I had just done the final coin trick. Well, actually, I was wrong. There is one more and it's todays. But it's a very good one. After today, no more coin tricks, lol. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

12/26/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry #48. This is an attempt to match a chosen half card with it's other half...without having looked at either. It's a great lil miracle with a surprise ending. Enjoy and please remember to LIKE the video down below! #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic #sleightofhand

Weekly Wizardry #48. This is an attempt to match a chosen half card with it's other half...without having looked at either. It's a great lil miracle with a surprise ending. Enjoy and please remember to LIKE the video down below! #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic #sleightofhand

12/24/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry #47 Merry Christmas EVE everyone! Today, a very family friendly routine with some picture blocks. Bring in the whole family to enjoy this moment of magic! I've decided to skip Christmas day, so the next video will be Dec 26th. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

Weekly Wizardry #47 Merry Christmas EVE everyone! Today, a very family friendly routine with some picture blocks. Bring in the whole family to enjoy this moment of magic! Despite what I said on the video, I've decided to skip Christmas day, so the next video will be Dec 26th. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

12/22/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry 46 is here! Possibly the final coin trick of the series. It's very old school, not seen often these days. Enjoy! #weeklywizardry #magic #magician #carnegiemagic

Weekly Wizardry #46 and the final coin trick of the series.... (or is it?) It's a quick magic effect that I know you'll enjoy. There are only 6 episodes left of Weekly Wizardry. The next one will be very family friendly and will appear on Christmas Eve, Dec 24th. #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

12/18/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry Episode 45. The final 8 videos are coming! So excited! Check out the magic with my pal Marco! #carnegiemagic #weeklywizardry

Weekly Wizardry #45!!! The final 8 episodes of my Weekly Magic Series are done and coming to you. The next episode will appear on Friday. Then the 24th-29th! I've got some real jewels within these last 8 episodes. Today features my buddy Marco the Monkey, a mechanical Monkey that has been in my show for 5 years now. #WeeklyWizardry #carnegiemagic #magic

A tale of a female escape artist from the early 20th Century. #themagicdetective #carnegiemagic #houdini #magichistory
11/19/2017
The American Queen of Mystery

A tale of a female escape artist from the early 20th Century. #themagicdetective #carnegiemagic #houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

11/06/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry 44 and that means only 8 episodes left of Weekly Wizardry!!!! #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic

Weekly Wizardry #44. Yes, I'm on the road and shot this in my hotel room. But NOTHING can stop Weekly Wizardry!!! (Do you realize there are less than 10 episodes left?) #weeklywizardry #carnegiemagic #magic

Ok, THIS is the last article for Houdini Month, I swear! #Houdinimonth #houdini #magichistory
11/04/2017
The Day Houdini Was Buried

Ok, THIS is the last article for Houdini Month, I swear! #Houdinimonth #houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Houdini Month is over, but there are a couple articles I didn't get posted over yesterday because of so much happening. ...
11/01/2017
Houdini Month Bonus: The King Breakers

Houdini Month is over, but there are a couple articles I didn't get posted over yesterday because of so much happening. So here is one of them from yesterday. #houdinimonth #houdini #carnegiemagic #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

It's almost the final day of Houdini Month. It sure went by fast! #houdinimonth #houdini #magichistory
10/30/2017
Houdini and His Ghost Houses

It's almost the final day of Houdini Month. It sure went by fast! #houdinimonth #houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Updated Houdini Month Contest, enter to win! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #carnegiemagic
10/29/2017
Houdini Month Contest 3b

Updated Houdini Month Contest, enter to win! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #carnegiemagic

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Houdini received this trophy 104 years ago today. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory
10/28/2017
104 Years Ago Today In The Life of Houdini

Houdini received this trophy 104 years ago today. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

A short article on how Houdini offered rewards in his act, but his money was always safe.#HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichi...
10/27/2017
Houdini's Money Was Always Safe!!!!

A short article on how Houdini offered rewards in his act, but his money was always safe.
#HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Who was Boudini? Where did he come from? Was This Challenge for real?#HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory
10/26/2017
The Search for Boudini

Who was Boudini? Where did he come from? Was This Challenge for real?
#HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Houdini had a protege in 1908, here is a little bit about him and why he stopped performing. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #mag...
10/25/2017
Another Look At Houdini's Official Protege

Houdini had a protege in 1908, here is a little bit about him and why he stopped performing. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magic #magichisotry

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Time for Houdini Month Contest #3. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini
10/24/2017
Houdini Contest #3

Time for Houdini Month Contest #3. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Houdini's first appearance in Nashville TN. During his first visit, Herrmann was there, Frederick the Great was there, T...
10/23/2017
Houdini In Nashville 1899

Houdini's first appearance in Nashville TN. During his first visit, Herrmann was there, Frederick the Great was there, The Great Lafayette was there too. Nashville sounds more like MAGIC City USA instead of Country Music City USA! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory #Nashville

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

10/23/2017
Dean Carnegie

Weekly Wizardry 42. The Trick That Fooled Houdini. For real. It's short, it's historical. In fact, I'll put the link below to the story on my blog that connects to this particular trick. Please LIKE the video at the end. #WeeklyWizardry #sleightofhand #Houdini #magic #CarnegieMagic

Weekly Wizardry 42. This week The Trick That Fooled Houdini It's a short one. In fact, the explanation with historical background is longer than the trick. #Houdini #WeeklyWizardry #CarnegieMagic #magic #sleightofhand,

Houdini in my hometown of Baltimore! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #Baltimore #magichistory
10/22/2017
Houdini In Baltimore 1916

Houdini in my hometown of Baltimore! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #Baltimore #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Real Houdini Dirt, Oh My.
10/20/2017
Real Houdini Dirt, Oh My.

Real Houdini Dirt, Oh My.

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Ok Houdini Fans, it's time for Contest #2 of Houdini Month. Entry is free. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #CarnegieMagic
10/17/2017
Houdini Contest #2

Ok Houdini Fans, it's time for Contest #2 of Houdini Month. Entry is free. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #CarnegieMagic

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Did anyone ever FOOL the great Houdini? Read on to find out! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory
10/16/2017
The Men Who Fooled Houdini

Did anyone ever FOOL the great Houdini? Read on to find out! #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #magichistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Another HoudiniMonth feature. There will be three today. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini
10/15/2017
Houdini In Ukraine

Another HoudiniMonth feature. There will be three today. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

I will have three short articles today for Houdini Month. The first one is a story I'd never heard before. #HoudiniMonth...
10/15/2017
The First Statue of Houdini, in Washington DC?

I will have three short articles today for Houdini Month. The first one is a story I'd never heard before. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #CarnegieMagic #MagicHistory

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

This was a fascinating discovery about a Houdini Frozen In Ice Trick. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #MagicHistory #history #Car...
10/14/2017
Houdini: Cold As Ice

This was a fascinating discovery about a Houdini Frozen In Ice Trick. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini #MagicHistory #history #CarnegieMagic

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

Do you think Houdini was universally loved by all magicians? Think again. Here is another article for Houdini Month, thi...
10/13/2017
Houdini's Detractors

Do you think Houdini was universally loved by all magicians? Think again. Here is another article for Houdini Month, this time exploring a few of those people who disliked Houdini. #HoudiniMonth #Houdini

Carnegie The Magic Detective is a blog devoted to the history of magic and conjuring with an emphasis on Houdini.

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