The Vernon Touch is a time capsule of the entire history of 20th century magic, spanning nine decades. Not only was Dai Vernon at the center of the magic world in New York City from the 1920s through the early 1960s, his move to Los Angeles in 1963 to coincide with the opening of The Magic Castle once again placed him in the center of it all.
The Writings of Dai Vernon
In Genii, The Conjurors’ Magazine
Dai Vernon diligently recorded his thoughts on hundreds of different magicians he saw perform from all around the world and gives advice on the creation and presentation of magic—the most important legacy of all. Reading The Vernon Touch is like having The Professor sitting beside you, gently explaining his life and his views about the wonder and mystery of magic.
The Vernon Touch is a 608-page hardcover, printed on high-quality acid-free enamel stock, with hundreds of photographs of Dai Vernon and friends, many never before published. Luxuriously printed, it’s protected by a glossy laminated dustjacket. Because it has so many pages, the sewn binding is reinforced for extra durability (because we know how often you’ll read and re-read it) and will lay open flat for easy reading. Beautifully designed by Michael Albright, and newly typeset with hundreds of errors corrected, you’ll treasure The Professor’s wisdom for decades. And, to top it all off, we’ve fully indexed the text so The Vernon Touch also functions as a reference for historians.