Author: Al Baker
Al Baker's legacy to magic is gigantic: his books have become modern classics of conjuring literature. His influence as a thinker and inventor of subtle magical effects resonates with some of modern magicdom's brightest stars, among them, Eugene Burger and John Carney.
Just a Sweet Cake is a previously unpublished interview with Baker, conducted in June of 1941. Baker discusses his upbringing, his contemporaries (Cardini, Vernon and Houdini), as well as his philosophies about performing magic, and humor. Other subjects covered include Chautauquas, Baker's signature routines, Adelaide and Alexander Herrmann, Harry Kellar, Elmer Ransom, Martinka's Magic Shop, the Society of American Magicians, and much more.
Produced in a limited edition of 200 and presented as a souvenir to attendees of the 2009 40th Annual Magic Collectors' Weekend, only a few copies of this delightful discussion with Baker remain. Order now to avoid disappointment!
8.5 x 5.5", 32 pages, saddle-stitched. With an introduction by Gabe Fajuri. Illustrated with photographs.