The Secret History ...

Jim’s new book, with co-author Peter Lamont, is a fascinating and iconoclastic history of magic, explaining the stories that we’ve gotten wrong, and the achievements of magicians we’ve never put in perspective. Published by Tarcher Perigee. You’ll find it in our catalog, or you can just click here.

Hahne Books

Hahne Publications specializes in Jim Steinmeyer’s publications on the art, the practice and history of magic. Hahne publishes technical books about magic, including The Conjuring Anthology and The Science Behind the Ghost.

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"Broadway's leading stage illusionist," has developed and created special deceptions for leading Broadway shows, including the original productions of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," "Mary Poppins," and "Aladdin," as well as effects for various shows, including "Into the Woods" "The Father," "Carrie," "Pippin," and "The Fantasticks," in popular regional and touring productions.
The originator of "the defining Illusions" of generations of great stage illusionists, he's created some of the most famous effects performed by David Copperfield, Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, and Ricky Jay. Currently, his deceptions are being featured by award winning magicians Alex Ramon, Topas, Jonathan Pendragon, Jason Bishop, Justin Willman, Dan Sperry, and many other magicians around the world.
As the L.A. Times Bestselling Author of "Hiding the Elephant," and many popular books on magic, magic history, and historical oddities, his books include "The Glorious Deception," "The Last Greatest Magician in the World," "Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Impossible," and "Who was Dracula?." Thorough Hahne Books, he's produced a catalog of important technical, historical and instructional books on magic.

Jim is responsible for popular illusions featured by professional magicians around the world, and special effects in theatrical shows from Broadway to Las Vegas. Through his designs and his writing on historical magic, he's been credited with creating the "defining illusions in contemporary magic:" deceptions featured by Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy, Harry Blackstone, Orson Welles, The Pendragons, Lance Burton, Mark Kalin and Jinger and many others.


“The astonishing work of illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer—the most miraculous on Broadway”

— Theatremania


“Broadway’s  greatest stage illusionist”

— London Telegraph


“A genius at magic. . . Unfathomable brilliance”

— London Times


“The celebrated invisible man, inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter century”

— New York Times


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