Founder of Le Grand David Attracts International Magic Icons for Book Signing at NYC Magic Shop

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Cesareo Pelaez, an international magic icon, honored for his contributions to the world of conjuring at Fantasma Magic, a New York City magic shop, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7 p.m.

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Cesareo Pelaez, founding director of the Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company and Guinness World Record holder, is being honored for his contributions to the world of conjuring at Fantasma Magic (http://www.fantasmamagic.com).

Magic icons from around the world are expected to attend the event at the magic shop and museum in New York City, Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 7 p.m. Roger Dreyer, CEO of Fantasma Magic, said a surprise evening is being planned to highlight one of magicdom's most remarkable figures. "We are honored to have Cesareo Pelaez at our store and museum. His show is one of the longest-running magic productions in the world as noted in the Guinness Book of World Records," said Dreyer

Pelaez, David Bull and Avrom Karl Surath will also be autographing copies of Surath's recently published biography of Pelaez, "There Will Be Wonderful Surprises." The 228-page volume traces Pelaez's singular odyssey from his childhood in theatre in his native Cuba; through his emigration to America; and to the founding and present day of the Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company.

Spectators will also have an opportunity to see a unique exhibit of finely crafted magic posters and richly ornamented illusions and artifacts created by the talented artisans of the Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company on display at the Fantasma Magic showroom through October 24, 2007.

Fantasma Magic is a premier magic shop and meeting place for professional magicians from around the world, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, across the street from Madison Square Garden. On permanent display is one of the finest collections of Houdini memorabilia as well as rare posters, props and other collectibles from many magic icons worldwide. The shop also offers magic videos, magic tricks and gifts for kids. The shop is known for its magical hidden room for celebrity birthday parties and special events.

Fantasma Magic
421 7th Avenue - 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-3633
http://www.Fantasmamagic.com

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