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Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
December 13 2010 0:45

Magic Inc’s head demonstrator, Ben Whiting is racking up the frequent flyer miles this year.  We were in Blackpool, England together for their big convention, […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
September 20 2010 11:35

Since the lecture tour for my book, “BEATING A DEAD HORSE: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall” recently took us toSpain and Italy, my wife, Susan and I experienced the […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
July 23 2010 1:20

After a hugely successful run of Ben Whiting’s show, “American Gypsy” in Chicago, Ben and I headed south to Atlanta where the National SAM Convention […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
April 16 2010 17:36

The Great “Beating a Dead Horse” Book Tour sounds very grand but that’s what I’ve been doing for the past month or so… Chicago… New […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
February 25 2010 12:00

Has anybody else noticed that the airline industry appears to be out of control? Aided by unthinking politicians, punishing their passengers is now business as […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
January 26 2010 12:00

This month “Beating a Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall” found itself between a rock, a hard place, and The Magic Cafe.  A few weeks […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
December 16 2009 10:29

After three and a half years, my book, “BEATING A DEAD HORSE: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall” is finished. This is the point where I can finally take a deep […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
November 17 2009 12:00

Life isn’t fair. Here I am at the 11th Annual Conference on Magic History in Los Angeles avoiding the cold Chicago weather and when I […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
October 26 2009 14:00

The past month has been a whirlwind at Magic Inc.  After four years of very intense work, Susan and I are (finally) putting the finishing […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
September 18 2009 20:06

I recently made a whole bunch of cool new friends. No kidding. You see, one of the best-kept secrets in the world of prestidigitation is […]

Sandy’s Rants

By: Sandy Marshall |
August 18 2009 20:14

Back in the dark ages of magic (circa 1962) when I was a teenager, I originated a column for The New Tops at the behest […]

Sandy Marshall Bio

By: Sandy Marshall |
May 27 2009 13:52

Alexander ‘Sandy’ Marshall has over forty years experience as a writer, director, producer, and actor. For twenty-five years he was CEO of Sanmar Productions, Inc., […]