Zig Zag Girl cabinet illusion

Robert Harbin's most famous original illusion, the Zig Zag Girl
Zig Zag Girl – Robert Harbin’s most famous illusion In the 1960’s,  Robert Harbin  created the Zig Zag Girl.  Zig Zag Girl is one of the great magical illusions of the 20th Century. The Zig Zag Girl is also known as the Zig Zag Woman and the Zig Zag...
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Biography of Dai Vernon

Dai Vernon biography
Biography of Dai Vernon, aka. The Professor Dai Vernon (pronounced alternatively as DIE or as DAY as in David) (June 11, 1894 -€“ August 21, 1992), aka The Professor, was a Canadian magician. His expert sleight-of-hand technique and extensive knowledge garnered him respect among fellow magicians. His influence...
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Georges Méliès biography

A Trip to the Moon, aka. Le Voyage dans la Lune
Georges Méliès biography  (1868 – 1938) magician and father of motion picture special effects Georges Méliès  has the distinction of being one of the few magicians to create a brand-new branch of the art of magic.   He is commonly thought of as  the father of special effects...
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The cups and balls

Cups and balls
Cups and Balls – one of the oldest, and best, magic tricks For many years, proficiency with the Cups and Balls was the measure of a magician’s skill.   Artfully done, even skilled performers, knowing the secret moves, don’t see them being done.   In a nutshell, the...
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Biography of Harry Kellar, Dean of American Magicians

Harry Kellar poster
Harry Kellar (July 11, 1849 – March 10, 1922) was an American magician who presented large stage shows during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Harry Kellar  was the predecessor of  Harry Houdini  and the successor of Robert Heller. He was often referred to as the ”Dean...
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Biography of Okito, creator of the Okito coin box – Theo Bamburg

Biography of Okito, creator of the Okito coin box (Tobias “Theo” Leendert Bamberg—1875-1963) Tobias “Theo” Leendert Bamberg (1875 – 1963) was a professional magician. Born in Holland, Bamberg performed under the name Okito which was an anagram of Tokio (Tokyo). His father had been court magician to King...
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Illusion Show, by David Bamburg

Illusion Show, by David Bamberg (Fu Manchu) Product description of  Illusion Show  The autobiography of  David Bamberg  records the adventurous life and perceptive observations of one of the last great traveling showmen. Robert Parrish, who edited the book, calls it “€œthe most engaging and illuminating document of its...
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Mark Wilson biography

Magic Land of Alakazam cast (1960) - Rebo, Mark Wilson, Nani Darnell
Early years of  Mark Wilson Mark Wilson  was the son of a salesman and he spent much of his youth travelling with his parents as his father moved about on business. He has said his love affair with magic began when he was aged eight and he saw...
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