01 Jun 2006
Sleight of HandTopics:
It turns out that sawing ladies in half or pulling rabbits out of hats doesn’t worry professional magicians nearly as much as a bad case of dry hands. High-performance legerdemain, such as palming coins or making cards disappear, can be tough if hands are so moisture-free that objects won’t adhere slightly to the skin. Enter Guy Camirand (MBA ’70), inventor of Elite Magician’s Hand Lotion, which does the trick quite nicely — without making cards or coins all gooey.
Camirand, who has been a professional magician for nearly fifty years, is president of the Camirand Academy of Magic, a magic-products supplier in Quebec. “I use this lotion at least twice a week, minimum, and I probably go through an ounce, an ounce and a half a year,” he told the New York Times (February 19, 2006). “For most people who are amateur magicians, my four ounces of lotion will probably last five to ten years.” And, he adds, let there be no illusion: This is not a beauty cream.
Class of MBA 1970, Section G