Author: David Meyer
A compilation of magic tricks, interviews and experiences as related by and about Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, LeRoy and Talma, David Devant, Charles Bertram, Horace Goldin and a host of other past masters of magic. It is a wondrous collection of articles gathered from popular magazines of the 1890s through the 1930s, which brings to life the great magicians of the early 20th century. Houdini shares his secrets of escaping from ropes and handcuffs, Thurston shows how to produce playing cards "from thin air," marvels of sleight of hand are explained, card-sharpers and con games are exposed, the best tricks for amateur magicians are offered by the greatest mystifiers of the age. 196 pages, illustrated with over 400 vintage photographs.