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 there is scarcely a more profitable field for a profession. In the former case, it takes the mind off the cares and worries of daily...
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Farewell Tour of The Dean of Magic

Harry Kellar poster
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  Lyceum yesterday, giving his performance in the presence of crowded houses afternoon and evening. The bills announce this as Kellar’s farewell tour.  He...
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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 as to being a dignified calling and a remunerative one, yet it is my purpose in this chapter to consider it in...
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Hermann Pallme

HERMANN PALLME. (originally published in The Crest Magician, November, 1907) Mr. Pallme was born in Kensington, on the outskirts of London, England, July 3rd, 1869. His ability as a magician seems to have been inherent, as at an early age his skill and dexterity astonished his school-mates and...
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Children Laugh Louder

Children Laugh Louder, by David Ginn - bonus 2-hour DVD included
Children Laugh Louder, by David Ginn I’ve been a fan of David Ginn for many years, since I first read his book, Clown Magic — David is not a clown, but he is one of the great children’s magicians of our time, with decades of experience. I’m glad...
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The Magic World of the Amazing Randi

The Magic World of the Amazing Randi - mystifying tricks easily performed by wizards of all ages. Including tricks by such world renowned magicians as David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., Penn and Teller and many more!
The Magic World of the Amazing Randi – mystifying tricks easily performed by wizards of all ages. Including tricks by such world renowned magicians as David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., Penn and Teller and many more! In short,  The Magic World of the Amazing Randi is an excellent...
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Houdini’s Escapes and Magic

Houdini's Escapes and Magic, by Walter Gibson
Editorial review of  Houdini’s Escapes and Magic, courtesy of Amazon.com The secrets of the greatest magician of them all are revealed in this new one-volume edition of two classic long-out-of-print works, Houdini’s Escapes and Houdini’s Magic. Prepared by Walter Gibson after Houdini’s death in 1926, from the magicians...
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The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets: Miracles Ancient and Modern, by Walter B. Gibson
The Book of Secrets: Miracles Ancient and Modern, by Walter B. Gibson Many people have heard of Walter B. Gibson — best known as the author of “The Shadow,” a prolific writer.  What is less known is that he worked as a ghostwriter for Houdini, Howard Thurston, and...
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Conjuring Among the Menomini Indians

Medicine man with bear claw suspension
Conjuring Among the Menomini Indians By Walter James Hoffman The following are excerpts from Walter Hoffman’s report on the Menomini Indians of Northern Minnesota found in the Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1892-1893. This almost 300 page report...
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Mr. Macallister in Boston

Macallister, The Celebrated Wizard and Magician
From Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1851 This so called “Wizard of the Age” came among us a few seeks since quite unheralded, and in the most quite manner put up his magical apparatus at the Boston Theatre, Federal Street, where he has ever since been performing, aided...
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