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luigi & co
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There was a great magic shop in Phoenix, Arizona years ago. It was owned and operated by Jack Sutherland. He was friends with all the big name magicians of that era. One of his best friends was Harry Anderson. Anyone have a story about Sun Magic
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Luigi,
I have a few of the catalogs and I made a few purchases from him.The scuttlebut is he was killed by someone a few years ago. If anyone can fill in the details feel free.
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I heard he died. I don't know how. But, I remember in the mid 1980's, selling all the magic equipment I had to Jack (it's a long story). He told me, "Once the Magic Bug bites, it never goes away. You'll be back." He was right. After about a year, and receiving his list, I was back again. Starting all over. I moved to Louisiana and lost track of him. I hated to hear he died.
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Although I had moved away from Phoenix by the time Jack opened up Sun Magic, I have many fond memories of him at Bert Easley's fun shop. Jack was a wealth of information and encouragement, and I've never regretted a single purchase he steered me to.

He also had a deliciously wicked sense of humor.

The news of his death saddens me.
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It was a dark day for me to learn that Jack was murdered. His advice and help was very important to me at a very crucial time in my development. I really do miss SUN MAGIC and JACK. God Bless you Jack.
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I am an amateur magician; WAAAAY back in 1988 I was on a bus in Phoenix and saw the sign "Sun Magic" I got off at the next stop and walked in. Curious as I had done simple things from books I got from the library.

Before walking into Sun Magic I never knew such an amazing thing existed in the world. I don't know who helped me that fateful day but whoever it was sold me 4 things.
1. A Svengali Deck
2. A trick by Harry Anderson called "I'll Name your Card" or something like that; consequently I still show this trick to this day!
3. A copy of Henry Hays Amateur Magicians Handbook
4. and a copy of Bobo's Modern Coin magic. Both books I still have.

Anway, just taking a trip down memory lane and came across this post and wanted to put in how the people at Sun Magic helped propel me into the world of close up magic.
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Im bummed! I have been getting back into Illusion and my first thought was, Lets find and buy from Sun Magic.
I lived in Phoenix from 90-93 at the age of 18+ I found Sun Magic and was welcomed to a wild world of great amazement.
They had full size disappearing stage made of acrylic to look as if it were transparent.
I had no idea he knew Harry Anderson or I have forgotten. WOW! I bought my needle through the arm there.
He turned me on to simple hand slight starting off with the 3 Card Color Monty.
I remember this old jewelers case that you pushed the button up or down and it rotated all of this amazing magic.
I bought scotch and Soda and so so much coin magic. I could of bought from anywhere online, but now back in Oregon
all these years, I wanted to support Sun Magic. I swear I went there almost every weekend for a year even when I couldn't
afford much. small and amazing place.

p.s. I created a few of my own illusions and getting ready to sell. I have to say Sun Magic was a huge HUGE influence in
my love of magic.
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