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Blackstone, a Magician’s Life

Blackstone, a Magician’s Life: The World and Magic Show of Harry Blackstone, 1885-1965 Blackstone, a Magician’s Life by Daniel Waldron is a well-researched biography of Harry...

The Importance of Deportment

The Importance of Deportment – by Hermann Pallme, originally published in The Crest Magician, January 1908 Deportment means the art of properly presenting a trick before...

Milbourne Christopher biography

Biography of Milbourne Christopher (March 23, 1914 – June 17, 1984) Born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. Milbourne Christopher rose to become one of the most...

Fact Checking HOUDINI The Miniseries

Editorial review of Fact Checking HOUDINI The Miniseries, by John Cox, courtesy of Amazon.com In 2014 the HISTORY channel aired a new biopic about the...

Houdini 1998

Houdini 1998 Recently, I watched the 1998 Houdini TV biography; I was interested to see how it stood up to other Houdini biographies I’ve seen,...

Howard Thurston

Howard Thurston biography, as originally published in The Crest Magician, January 1908 Howard Thurston was born in Ohio not many more than thirty years ago,...

The way our senses play us false

The way our senses play us false. (originally published in The Crest Magician, December 1907) Our senses deceive us curiously at times. A flash of lightning...

Magic as a Profession

Magic as a Profession, by Hermann Pallme. Not only is there no better divertisement for adult, or child than the study and practice of magic, but...

Farewell Tour of The Dean of Magic

Farewell Tour of The Dean of Magic (originally published in The Crest Magician, December, 1907) Kellar, the world-famous magician, began a week-end engagement at the...

The Study of Magic as a Social Advantage

The Study of Magic as a Social Advantage, by Hermann Pallme. (originally published in The Crest Magician, November, 1907) While magic is a splendid profession, both...