About Us

Project History

Welcome to all hospital staff, Volunteer Coordinators and Child Life Professionals, who are responsible for providing entertainment to your patients. The Society of American Magicians has created a free library of entertaining videos of performing magicians you can download and use at your hospitals.

This site offers a list of videos performed by entertainers, magicians, jugglers, and ventriloquists. It is presented for your free use by the Society of American Magicians Magic in Hospitals Program. Our other site www.hospitalmagic.org, offers a course of instruction to volunteer magicians and hospital staff in the art of magic. During the Covid pandemic many hospitals are closed to live performers. Until we can get back to performing live we have gathered videos you can use to entertain our audience of one… the patient at your hospital. Register, then sign in to download and use these videos for free at your hospital. We are a resource of wholesome entertainment you can use in a number of ways. Follow the easy steps below. Note: The Easy to Use Sequence is not turned on now. Right now you can download the content listed with out registering as we work on the sign on and sign in process. Please send an email to hank@hospitalmagic.org listing the videos your downloads. We are now working on the honor system. By registering we can notify you of new content as it arrives almost daily.

History of S.A.M.

The Society of American Magicians, founded on May 10, 1902, in Martinka’s famous magic shop in New York City, New York, is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. For over a century it has promoted the ideals shared by Kellar, Houdini, Thurston and more than 50,000 others world-wide who have held membership in the society. Those ideals include the elevation of the Art of Magic, the promotion of harmony among magicians, and the opposition of the unnecessary public exposure of magical effects.

The S.A.M. offers the opportunity to unite and associate with leaders in the World of Magic – not only professionals, but amateurs, manufacturers, magic dealers, book authors and magic collectors. Through its monthly publications, annual conventions, and with almost 300 Assemblies throughout the world, the S.A.M. provides the necessary forum for the advancement of magic through discussions, lectures, research, performances, and exchange of magic secrets within the magic community. To promote those endeavors the S.A.M. presents awards and fellowships in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Art of Magic.

If you have a serious interest in the Art of Magic then you, too, can follow in the footsteps of Harry Houdini, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton and David Copperfield by joining the most prestigious magical organization in the world – The Society of American Magicians.

To learn more about the Society of American Magicians visit our website www.magicsam.com