Houdini's Escapes and Magic
Houdini's Escapes and Magic
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The secrets of the greatest magician of them all are disclosed in this brand-new one-volume edition of 2 timeless long-out-of-print works, Houdini's Escapes as well as Houdini's Magic. Prepared by Walter Gibson after Houdini's death in 1926, from the illusionists personal notebook as well as memoranda, as well as with the assistance of his widow, Beatrice, as well as his buddy as well as attorney, Bernard M. L. Ernst, then President of the Society of American Magicians, these publications supply the most complete summary offered of Houdini's feats as well as exactly how he did them. Effectively, these are guides that Houdini himself would certainly have written, if only he had actually lived long enough. Right here are the information of the amazing impressions: Walking Through a Block Wall Surface, The Spanish Maiden Escape, The Milk Can Challenge, as well as a lot more such spectacular feats. Special topics covered in the first quantity include rope ties as well as chain launches, undersea gets away, as well as box, trunk, barrel as well as casket gets away. In learning more about his gets away, the visitor will likewise learn about Houdini himself. As Melbourne Christopher, America's primary illusionist, creates: "It will quickly emerge to the visitor that though Houdini was bold, he never ever took an uncalculated danger. He would certainly decline a challenge unless he made sure he could meet it. He was fit, a professional athlete as well as a strong swimmer. Yet his aides were positioned to save him if he really did not surface area on schedule from an undersea box. A dozen much less careful performers would certainly have been drowned or seriously hurt since they attempted this feat without sufficient expertise or without taking needed safety measures. The 2nd quantity on Houdini's magic includes sections on unscripted methods for close up efficiency; card methods; slate methods; message-reading as well as second-sight methods; system methods; phase impressions as well as special results (consisting of a mid-air disappear as well as decapitation act); methods that Houdini used to replicate the results of deceitful mediums in his anti-spiritualistic campaigns as well as lastly the notes Houdini made on the magic of the excellent Harry Kellar. All illusionists, expert in addition to amateur, will welcome the republication of these 2 timeless publications. WALTER GIBSON, after finishing Houdini's Escapes as well as Houdini's Magic, relied on fiction writing, creating the famed mystery personality of Lamont Cranston, likewise called The Shadow. Under the pen name of Maxwell Give, he wrote novel-length tales for The Shadow Publication for more than fifteen years. These books were adapted for The Shadow radio program as well as today they are being reprinted in book as well as hard-cover versions. Under his very own name, Mr. Gibson has actually written The Master Magicians as well as several other publications in the areas of magic, games as well as the occult.
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