The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Magician
Hardcover ISBN: 0785835563
Based on contemporary reports and diaries and supported with historic photographs and period posters, Houdini is an intriguing biography of the world’s greatest magician and escape artist. Ninety years after his death, this brings both the man and his magic back to life again for one last performance. In the early 1900s, Houdini’s handcuff show was a huge sensation which toured the best venues in the USA and Europe, and when audiences demanded more, so he introduced straight-jackets, water-filled tanks, and nailed shut packing crates. His outdoor spectaculars became increasingly elaborate. In the early winter of 1906, he leaped manacled from the MacArthur Bridge in Detroit, MI, freeing himself from two pairs of handcuffs beneath the icy waters. Houdini's mega-star status allowed him to fly airplanes, star in his own movies, write and publish his own books, and even become president of the Society of American Magicians. This biography is an authoritative view from accomplished biographer Charlotte Montague, and belongs on the shelf of any lover of magic, escape artistry, and enigmatic figures.
Jean Hugard's Complete Course in Modern Magic
Skills and Sorcery for the Aspiring Magician
Hardcover ISBN: 1631582453
Do you want to explore the vast gamete that is the world of magic? Learn from a master in Jean Hugard’s Complete Course in Modern Magic. Detailed step-by-step instructions for each trick, often accompanied by diagrams, fill the book’s pages for you to expand your magician’s repertoire. No, your eyes don’t deceive you. Through this book, you can learn mesmerizing tricks featuring: - Balls - Coins - Playing Cards - Mental Magic - Flowers - Ropes and Cords - Rings - And Much More! This book is perfect for anyone interested in magic. Whether you’re an aspiring amateur magician putting your act together or a seasoned virtuoso, there is a little hint of enchantment for everyone in Jean Hugard’s Complete Course in Modern Magic.
Jean Hugard's Mental Magic
Dazzling Mind Tricks With Playing Cards
Hardcover ISBN: 1631582445
Looking to expand your magical repertoire? Want to entrance and confound your audience with amazing card tricks? Written by the great Jean Hugard, this classic magic manual to mind tricks with cards will teach readers some of the most unbelievable card tricks ever invented. Included within are sections on how to perform awe-inspiring card illusions that will captivate any audience, including timeless tricks such as The Three Heaps, The Trio, The Moving Finger, A Card and a Number, among many more! Hugard’s instruction provides the methodology needed to seamlessly execute each trick and wow your spectators. This book is perfect for any magic lover, both aspiring magicians and professional, and is sure to inform and inspire a sense of magic to anyone who reads it.
The Last Greatest Magician in the World
Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards
Paperback ISBN: 0399160035
The best-selling author of Hiding the Elephant traces the life and legacy of the turn-of-the-20th-century magician, providing coverage of topics from his vaudeville successes and rivalry with Houdini to his role in setting the standard for magical performances today.
Los mejores trucos de magia / The Best Magic Tricks
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 8496746623
Simple magic tricks are made accessible to aspiring magicians of all ages and experience levels in this illustrated how-to guide. With step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, readers will quickly learn to do card tricks, coin tricks, and even some hypnosis. With such easy-to-follow directions and suggestions on how to put on a truly entrancing spectacle, readers will simply need a little practice in order to become magicians themselves. Trucos de magia sencillos se hacen asequibles a aspirantes a mago de todas las edades y niveles de experiencia gracias a esta guía ilustrada. Con instrucciones paso a paso e ilustraciones útiles, el lector rápidamente aprenderá a realizar trucos de cartas, trucos con monedas y hasta un poco de hipnosis. Con direcciones tan fáciles a seguir y sugerencias para cómo crear un espectáculo realmente encantador, el lector sólo necesitará un poco de práctica para convertirse en un mago hecho y derecho.
The Lost Tarot of Nostradamus
Paperback ISBN: 0804847940
This pack contains 78 full-color tarot cards as well as an illustrated instructional booklet. In 1994 a researcher working in the Italian National Library in Rome discovered a manuscript containing 80 mysterious paintings, believed to have been devised by the mysterious prophet Michael de Nostredame, better known as Nostradamus. The manuscript, never published in his lifetime, was handed down to his son who later presented it to Pope Urban VIII. After that it remained forgotten and neglected. A brief glance at these extraordinary images shows how heavily they draw on the symbolism of Tarot. It is the belief of Tarot experts, Matthews and Kinghan, that Nostradamus was designing his own set of cards, drawing upon the visionary insights gleaned from his prophetic writings and visions. Now this Tarot has been brought to fruition by two modern experts and its secrets revealed for the first time. Visionary artist Wil Kinghan and New York Times best-selling author and longtime student of Tarot, John Matthews have devised a deck which incorporates Nostradamus' own images, fully updated to make what will surely be judged one of the most important decks of this age.
The Complete Course
Paperback ISBN: 0761149872
A talented magician introduces the techniques and principles of his craft in a brightly illustrated guide that teaches readers how to perform a wide variety of magic tricks, with step-by-step instructions and photographs covering one hundred tricks, along with a DVD that demonstrates seventy-five of them. Original.
Magic Card Tricks
How to Shuffle, Control and Force Cards, Including Special Gimmicks and Advanced Flourishes, All Shown in More Than 450 Step-by-step Photographs
Hardcover ISBN: 075483428x
Amazing illusions with cards revealed step-by-step, from a magic circle magician of the year.