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Since 1974, David Charvet Studios has been providing entertainment services and products for magic professionals. Visit our Online Store to browse our catalog of unique effects and historical books.
Some of our customers have included Lance Burton, Doug Henning, Luis DeMatos, Kramien, Juliana Chen, Jeff Hobson, Paul Gertner, David Williamson and many, many more. Our props are built for professionals, by professionals. We also can create custom orders; call or email and let us know what you're looking for.
We look forward to doing business with you.
- David Charvet

Charvet's "Jumbo No Assistant Nest of Boxes"

Watch David Charvet perform his original Jumbo "No Assistant Nest of Boxes" live at the Westin Hotel in Maui, Hawaii.

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Mat Franco with "Hospitality" on AGT

Watch MAT FRANCO perform our version of Jim Steinmeyer's "HOSPITALITY" Drink Mystery on AGT:

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Latest Books by David Charvet:


The Great Nicola
For the first time, this monograph tells the story of one of magic's legendary illusionists, who made 4 world tours with 50 tons of equipment between 1910 and 1939. Nicola packed theatres in the U.S. as well as Australia, Africa, South America, Japan, China, India and all points in-between. 32 pages. 8-1/2" x 11" Lavishly Illustrated with dozens of rare photos. Softbound. Full color cover.
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Charvet On The Classics
David Charvet teaches his versions of four classic magic routines, updated for modern audiences. Including the Vanishing Wand, Die Box, Cards Across and Linking Rings. Perform them individually or as a complete 25 minute act. Booklet includes sources for classic magic props, patter and performance tips. 30 pages. 6" x 9" Illustrated. Softbound.
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Behind Their Curtain

"Back-Stories From a Life of Writing and Performing Magical History." As seen at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. David Charvet recounts the "stories behind the stories" of his books about Jack Gwynne, Emil Jarrow, Virgil, Alexander, Willard and Duval, plus he tells of recreating the magic of Gwynne, Willard, Stoppard and Blackstone on stage. 24 pages. Over 50 photographs. Large format (8-1/2"x11") with full color glossy cover. 

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Jarrow: The Humorist Trickster
Emil Jarrow (1875-1959) was one of vaudeville's brightest stars. He was the first magicians to use stand-up comedy (before the term was invented) to create an act of mystery and laughter that took him around the world for over 40 years.
This is the remarkable true story of Jarrow's life and magic. Including many never-before-seen photos and the full description and working methods of his magic, including his original "Bill In Lemon" routine. A great read for the working or armchair magician, or theater history buff. 168 pages. Hardbound. 6"x9". Color cover. Nearly 200 photos.
$40.00 plus shipping. CLICK PHOTO TO ORDER.


Ade Duval: Silken Sorcerer
Ade Duval (1898-1965) created one of the most beautiful acts in vaudeville, dubbed "A Rhapsody In Silk," from the 1920's-1950's Duval travelled the world with this unique production; including theaters, night cubs, USO and network TV. Tragically, Duval died at the height of his fame. This is his unique story, plus explanations of his most popular magic routines. 144 pages. Hardbound. 8-1/2"x11". Color cover. 130 photos.
$40.00 plus shipping. CLICK PHOTO TO ORDER.


Willard: A Life Under Canvas

"Willard: A Life Under Canvas is a triumph of production and storytelling. It seems fitting that the story of such a historic family of magic be chronicled in such an exceptional work as this.” - Dustn Stinnett. GENII magazine.

The amazing, true-life story of a legendary magic family. 370 pages. 11" x 8-1/2". Hardbound. 276 rare photographs, including 8 pages in full color.

 $85.00 plus shipping. CLICK PHOTO TO ORDER.

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