What Does Canadian Radio Have to Do with Stewart James? – More than I Knew.

The James File

I was attracted by the headline in Canadian Business, “A billion up his sleeve. Magician and radio baron Allan Slaight still has a few surprises to pull out of his hat.”

I knew of a Mr. Allan Slaight as the man behindthe outstandingcompilation of The James File. This is the work to purchase if you have any interest in the genius Stewart James or any aspect of close-up magic. The index alone is over a hundred pages and the volumes total nearly 2000 pages.

I also knew of a Mr. Allan Slaightas the head of Standard Broadcasting in Canada.When I am in Toronto, I usually have 1010 AM on constantly – CFRB. CFRB is a Standard Broadcasting news/talk station. But I never thought the owner of that station and the person who put together the James File wouldbe the same person.

It would make sense that Mr. Slaight, a magician and a Canadian, would have interest the great Canadian magician Stewart James.

Canadian Business writes:

Slaight?s affair with magic began in 1939, at age eight. He saw a conjurer performing at Eaton?s Toyland in Toronto, and hawking magic kits for $1. ?I can?t describe the feeling,? he says. ?It just?wham!?hit me over the head.? Today, Slaight still travels to magic conventions across North America.

I think all of us in love with magic know that indescribable feeling; that “Wham!” smack upside the head moment that changes our lives.

Check out the article at Canadian Business and by all means pick-up

The James File

I was attracted by the headline in Canadian Business, “A billion up his sleeve. Magician and radio baron Allan Slaight still has a few surprises to pull out of his hat.”

I knew of a Mr. Allan Slaight as the man behindthe outstandingcompilation of The James File. This is the work to purchase if you have any interest in the genius Stewart James or any aspect of close-up magic. The index alone is over a hundred pages and the volumes total nearly 2000 pages.

I also knew of a Mr. Allan Slaightas the head of Standard Broadcasting in Canada.When I am in Toronto, I usually have 1010 AM on constantly – CFRB. CFRB is a Standard Broadcasting news/talk station. But I never thought the owner of that station and the person who put together the James File wouldbe the same person.

It would make sense that Mr. Slaight, a magician and a Canadian, would have interest the great Canadian magician Stewart James.

Canadian Business writes:

Slaight?s affair with magic began in 1939, at age eight. He saw a conjurer performing at Eaton?s Toyland in Toronto, and hawking magic kits for $1. ?I can?t describe the feeling,? he says. ?It just?wham!?hit me over the head.? Today, Slaight still travels to magic conventions across North America.

I think all of us in love with magic know that indescribable feeling; that “Wham!” smack upside the head moment that changes our lives.

Check out the article at Canadian Business and by all means pick-up The James Files. It is a great reference set but also clearly a labor of love.

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