THE OSTRICH FACTOR
A Practice Guide for Magicians by Gerald Edmundson

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Gerald Edmundson is a full time professional magician. He was fifteen years old when he made his first professional appearance as an entertainer. He has appeared from Los Angeles to Washington DC, Las Vegas to the Foro Cultural Azcapotzalco in Mexico City. Gerald has appeared as magician, juggler, mime, musician with the Cucurucu Mime Troupe, The Token Mime Theater, The Gemkay Puppet Theater, Tales from the Forest, The Sadstone-Jocomo Duo and appearances on television.

He has seven published works on the art of sleight-of-hand, was a columnist for M.U.M. magazine, is past President of the Texas Association of Magicians and twice received the Ren Clark Award. In 1996, his one man parade for the Linking Ring magazine won both first and second prize awards. In 2000, he was inducted into the Royal Order of Willard. Gerald considers himself fortunate to have known and worked with many talented and well-known artists, including Dai Vernon, Danny Dew, J.B.Bobo and Lee Grabel.

He holds a Master's degree from Texas Tech University and studied at the University of the Americas in Mexico City. The Fort Worth Star Telegram described him as, “one of the top sleight-of-hand experts . . . a phenomenal artist . . . a sleight-of-hand virtuoso.” Gerald is the founder and general manager of the Side Street Circus.

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