The Illustrated History of Magic

The Illustrated History of Magic

by Maurine Christopher, Maurine Christopher

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ISBN-13: 9780435070168
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/29/1996
Edition description: UPDATED
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.82(h) x 2.79(d)

About the Author

Milbourne Christopher, Maurine Christopher, Foreword by David Copperfield

Milbourne Christopher played a crucial role in reviving magic’s appeal for audiences in America and Europe, practicing his craft on TV and Broadway. An expert and author on magic, extrasensory perception, and the hereafter, Christopher lectured at colleges and universities and was at the forefront of the magic world from the 1950s until his death, at 70, in 1984.

Table of Contents

Foreword, David Copperfield
Myth or Magic
The First Wonder-Workers
The Automaton Chess Player
Magic in the Colonies
American Indian Conjuring
Professor Pinetti
Signor Blitz
The Great Wizard of the North
Robert-Houdin--Innovator
England's Home of Mystery
The Great Herrmanns
Around the World with Kellar
Thurston--The Wonder Show of the Universe
Ching Ling Foo, Chung Ling Soo, and The Great Lafayette
The Selbit Sensations
The Great Vaudeville Specialists
Le Roy and Goldin--Trendsetters
Carter, Nicola, and Raymond
Houdini
Blackstone Versus Dante
Dunninger--Master Mentalist
Big Shows and Small Screens
Magic Superstars Poised for the Twenty-first Century

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This is the Best Magic Book I have ever read!!! It contains Magic Info about its History that i didn't know!!!!