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The Art of Hidden Secrets
A veritable parade of famous magicians marches through the exciting, informative chapters of Dramatic Magic. This fascinating book opens up for seekers of ideas and secrets, new vistas in theatrical conjuring often overlooked in textbooks, biographies and histories. The reader will discover curious tricks based on noise or sound, the routines of the pickpocket magic masters, the variety of escape feats before and after Houdini, a complete gambling lecture ready to use, and a multiplicity of other entertainment opportunities.
Two Mentalism effects taken directly form Dr. Booth's celebrity platform shows of 1942-58 are alone worth the book's cost. Adapt David Hoy's simple telepathy feat (with his wife) that amazed clients. A telephone prediction mystery that fooled Buffalo's Mayor. Unexpected evidence revealed linking elusive Erdnase's career to murder and suicide.
A simple plamistry system for amusing readings in close-up wizardry. How camera buffs can put tricks into their pictures. The best teaching is by examples: this volume is loaded with them via anecdotes, biography and history from the highest echelons of magic. An absorbing revelation you will treasure and refer back to repeatedly in your library.
Richly Illustrated, this limited edition book is published on fine 60lb. booktext Natural paper, with Smyth sewn signatures from permanence. bound in Holliston Mills fine cloth (vellum finish), it is a companion volume to Booth's Psychic paradoxes and Wonders of Magic.
Pages 240 - Hardbound with Dust Jacket