Back in 1977 all we had was a beat-up 40’ Newporter Ketch, an idea to write a book about celestial navigation, and a desire to make movies. By 1979 the book was finished ("Celestial Navigation for Dummies"), the boat was fully restored and we also had a 5-ton grip and light truck (motion picture equipment) we rented out to companies engaged in making movies, under our newly formed corporation: Magic Lamp Boat, Book and Bulb Company.
In 1981 we shot our first video on Celestial Navigation and thereby started the educational Nautical Video industry in the United States. Now, 30 years after our main dream came into being, we are marketing our own productions and many others produced by friends of ours in the industry, including DVDs on learning Sign Language, getting started in Stand-up Comedy, Preparing for a Deposition, Wedding Planning, and many other categories.
When you see a website on the Internet, there’s really no way of knowing who you’re doing business with, so we feel that it’s important to tell you something about ourselves. We’ve been an authorized credit card merchant for MasterCard and Visa for over 25 years: our productions are now distributed in 18 countries around the world, and many of our boating programs are used for instruction by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marines, Observatories, Sailing Schools, U.S. Power Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary, and in places and countries we don’t even know about. Our other categories of DVDs are also being used for instruction all over the world. All of this means this: when you place your order with Magic Lamp, you can rest assured that it will be acknolwedged and processed and shipped as soon possible, you will receive a shipping status notice, and that you will be receiving a quality product.
We thank you for taking the time to read this information about us and look forward to receiving and filling your orders.
Gene Grossman - Magic Lamp Productions - Venice, California USA