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Das große Hokuspokus - Aus dem Leben berühmter Magier

Winkler, Gisela und Dietmar

There are 120 short bios of famous magicians, all of them accompanied by a photograph

Denny And Lee's Lecture Notes

Haney, Denny

From dennymagic.com

Lexikon der Zauberkünstler

Oettermann, Stephan & Sibylle Spiegel

Magic Matters

Neale, Robert E.

Stage Craft For Magicians

Tenace, Richard L.

The average magician focuses on tricks, moves and method. The really good ones know that acting is an even more important aspect of a magic performance, regardless of if you are standing on a stage or close-up next to a cocktail table.

Richard Tenace is one of those performers who urges all magicians to take acting classes, to develop a character or persona, to script your effects, to treat our audience with respect, to go beyond fooling somebody to achieving astonishment and entertainment.

Adventures In Many Lands

Zancig, Julius

History of Magic and Magicians

Burlingame, J.H.

Indian Jugglers and Necromancers
The Origins of Magic
Modern Age of Magic
Magicians of the 19th Century
Louis Goldkette
Prof. Liebholz
The Basch Brothers
Prof. Hartwig Seeman
German Magicians of the Old School
Latter Day German Magicians
Conjurors in France
Female Magicians
Conjuring in England

Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks

Wasshuber, Chris

Author description:

This is a collection of money saving tips and tricks for the magician. I have been raised with a DIY attitude. Over the decades I have collected tips and tricks to make an expensive dealer item for a few dollars, or to replace something with a cheap item from the hardware store. If you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, then you will find a lot of useful tips in this ebook.

Creating Rapport: Cheating The Chemistry

Plumb, Bryan

Psychologist lecture on creating rapport

Fifty Years In The Magic Circle

Signor Blitz

Complete Jarrett, The

Jarrett, Guy E. and Jim Steinmeyer

Natural Magic

Astley, Phillip

The author was "riding-master, Westminster-Bridge," and the 24 tricks described here were "intended to be added to the several Entertainments of the above Place, for the Year, 1785, only." Christopher notes on early card for this book-"mostly pirated from Decremps. Astley claims to have invented the bullet catch in 1762. A little late."

Patter Chatter Vol. 1

Gilbert, B.L.

This is a collection of patter for several tricks. The secrets are not explained.
An electronic facsimile of this book can be found on the

Entertaining by Magic

Pallme, Hermann

Fom the Introduction to the electronic edition:

Hermann Pallme was assistant to and nephew of Alexander Hermann, one of the fathers of modern-day magic.
Mr. Pallme wrote about magic and published a magazine on the subject , The Crest Magician, which was written with the same optimism and enthusiasm found in his book.
In his book, Mr. Pallme captured the joy and excitement of magic in a way that is sure to rekindle your own enthusiasm for the subject.

Forty Years In and Around Magic

Leat, Harry

Harry Leat describes incidences during his magic life, some odd, some funny, some unbelievable. Often another well known magic celebraty was involved, such as Houdini, Selbit, Trewey, ... This book makes a great read. No tricks.

There Will Be Wonderful Surprises

Surath, Avrom Karl

Illusion Show Business, The

Kramien, Stan

Stan Kramien has toured one of the countries largest and most successful Illusion Shows for many years. Magicapades, Magicazam, the Mad World of Magic, and now Shazam! After playing thousands of dates he has written a primer of success in the Illusion Show Business.

Stan's ebook takes you through his life story where he sets the stage for his life as an illusionist. For the first time anywhere Stan divulges patter for many of the illusions.

Kramien's patter for the levitation alone is worth more than the cost of the ebook.

Your Own Theater Show

Pyka, John


A practical guide for performing magicians.

This guidebook picks up where Theatrical Magic left off. This report guides readers through a step by step process to produce a full evening theater show - from script, to venue negotiation, to the closing curtain.

Herrmann the Magician- His Life; His Secrets

Burlingame, H.J.

This is one of the finest 19th century conjuring books.
It outlines the career and repertoire of the most successful
american stage magician of the last half of the nineteenth century.
It not only give real insight into 19th century style, it has
continued value as a treatise on how to entertain with magic.

The Secret Life of Houdini, The Making of America's First Superhero

Kalush, William and Sloman, Larry

Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy.

Barrister in The Circle, The

Dawes, Edwin A.

It's Fun To Be Fooled

Goldin, Horace

Scrolls. A book of storytelling magical theatre

Converse, Tim "Santiago"

Scrolls, marvelous, wonderful and secret things were written upon them. Now, a new kind of Scroll.

Scrolls is about magic. Scrolls is about story telling. Scrolls is about The Author's efforts, thoughts and journeys into the world of Bizarre Magic.

To the author, Bizarre Magic is about story telling. It's about using a combination of magic and stories to produce a feeling.

Contained in these pages are some of Tim's routines, articles and obsessions.

Theatrical Magic

Pyka, John

A Magician is an actor playing the part of a magician. Famous words, a famous quote. Too seldom do performers understand and use this philosophy! In this book, John Pyka uses his character Big Daddy Cool, and other original magical routines to teach you the premise and process of taking your magic from the realm of a puzzle, and making it in to THEATER!

Now, many of you will say "but, magic isn't theater," or "magic is entertainment in and of itself," or "the amazement is the meaning." Magic can (and should) be amazing, it can also be so much more.

How to Create Kids' Magic and Triple Your Income

Breeds, John

With introductions by Terry Herbert and David Kaye. Terry regards this as one of the BEST books published on entertaining children. Here you'll find approximately 200 A4 sized pages, crammed with all you need to know on children's entertaining. Sure, there are routines - and some outstanding ones at that! - but this book is also full of the BUSINESS of entertaining children, a subject which many books have omitted. There are sections on:
•Non-elimination Games
•Bits of Business
•Sound Systems and Microphones
•Magic Tables

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