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The Secrets of Houdini

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World-famous illusionist, master deluder, showman: Harry Houdini was one of the most legendary figures of the modern stage, and probably the most legendary and misunderstood magician of all time. Exposing his closely kept professional secrets, and revealing in general terms the whole art of stage magic, this book is now considered the classic study of Houdini's strange deceptions.

A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. All of these are discussed in clear, simple language, and for better understanding, the author includes numerous line drawings of Houdini's ingenious escape devices, with diagrams of the more complicated tricks. Twenty-four photographs have been added to the 23 from the original edition.

Synopsis:

A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. 98 illustrations and photographs.

Synopsis:

A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. The author includes numerous line drawings of Houdini's ingenious escape devices, with diagrams of the more complicated tricks. Twenty-four photographs have been added to the 23 from the original edition.

Synopsis:

Classic study exposing closely-kept professional secrets and revealing, in general terms, the whole art of stage magic. 98 illustrations.

Table of Contents

"CHAPTER I HARRY HOUDINI, HIS LIFE-STORY"

  FAMOUS SPIRITUALIST LEADER WHO BECAM HIS FRIEND

  ACCIDENT WHICH BROUGHT HIM A LIFE-PARTNER

  EARLY STRUGGLES

  ULTIMATE TRIUMPH AND PREMATURE DEATH

CHAPTER II HOUDINI'S SPECTACULAR ESCAPES

  HIS REMARKABLE FAILURE AT THE MAGICIANS' CLUB

  ESCAPE FROM BANK-SAFE

  IRON BOILER

  PAPER BAG

  MAIL-BAG

  WALKING THROUGH A BRICK WALL

  BURIED ALIVE

  ESCAPE FROM IRON BOX

  PACKING-CASE UNDER WATER

  THE VANISHING HORSEMAN

  BOX AND SACK

  THE NEEDLES AND THREAD

  THE VANISHING ELEPHANT

  THE MYSTERY OF THE MILK-CAN

CHAPTER III HOUDINI'S SPIRITUALIST ACTIVITIES

  "GHOSTS" FROM THE VASTY DEEP"

  SECRETS OF THE LOCKED BOX

  MENTAL EVIDENCE

  MYSTIFYING PASSENGERS IN A LINER

  "SPIRIT" WRITING ON SEALED SLATES"

  "MEDIUMS "CONTROLLED"

  THE SUN WORSHIPPERS

  TABLE LIFTING

  "SPIRITS" DEFY BONDS"

  MESSAGES IN BLOOD

  PERSONAL SÉANCE-EXPERIENCES

CHAPTER IV FAKIR WONDERS

  "MIRACLES" WHICH HOUDINI EXPOSED"

  MY RESEARCHES

  STOPPING THE PULSE AT WILL

  WALKING ON FIRE AND BROKEN GLASS

  THOUGHT-READING

  HOUDINI AS CLAIRVOYANT

  THE INDIAN ROPE TRICK

  THE BOY IN THE BASKET

  THE MYSTERY OF THE MANGO TREE

  SAND AND WATER

  NAILING A FAKIR TO WOODEN BLOCKS

CHAPTER V HOUDINI AS HANDCUFF KING

  HOW HE BAFFLED THE POLICE FORCES OF THE WORLD

  A RUSSIAN PRISON ON WHEELS

  IMPUDENT RIVAL PUT TO FLIGHT

  THE CLEVERNESS OF SIMPLICITY

CHAPTER VI ROPE-TIES AND HOW TO ESCAPE FROM THEM

  THE JACOBY TIE

  THE THUMB TIE

  BOW TIED IN A SECOND

  MAGIC KNOTS

  "IMITATION "TOMFOOL" KNOT"

  MORE ABOUT SPIRITS

  A TRICK DONE BACKWARDS

  THE GIRL ESCAPES

  SPIRIT KNOTS

  THE KELLAR TIE

  ROPES AND RINGS

  MYSTERY STRING

CHAPTER VII MISCELLANEOUS MAGIC

  THE RING AND THE DOVE

  THE DISAPPEARING GLASS OF WINE

  THE IVORY PILLARS

  CUT STRING RESTORED

  THE COIN-FINDER

  THE BOWL OF INK

  THE WATCH AND THE LOAF

  THE PIECERED HAND

  VANISHING FROM A BOX AND CABINET

  THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL

CHAPTER VIII ILLUSIONS AND DISILLUSION

  DISAPPEARING MAN

  THE VEILED WOMAN

  AN ESCAPE IN MID-AIR

  THE CAGED WOMAN

  GIRL AND THE DOMINOES

  FIRE AND WATER

  ILLUSIONS WITH MIRRORS

  THE COUNTRY GIRL

  THE HAMMOCK

  THE ARBOUR

CHAPTER IX CARD TRICKS

  EXAMPLES OF THOUGHT READING

  A CODE

  THE JUMPING CARDS

  MAGNETIC ACES

  THE CHANGE-OVER

  A FEAT OF STRENGTH

  THE BOOMERANG CARD

  CUTTING THE CARDS

  THE TORN CARD

  VANISHING CARDS BY PISTOL

  THE FOUR ACES

  THE HERSCHELL CARD-STABBING TRICK

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486229133
Author:
Cannell, J. C.
Author:
Cannell, John Clucas
Author:
Cannell
Author:
Cannell, J. C.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Magic tricks
Subject:
Conjuring
Subject:
Houdini, Harry
Subject:
GAMES / Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Magic Books
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19730631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.77 lb

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A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. 98 illustrations and photographs.
"Synopsis" by , A professional magician and friend of Houdini, Cannell rationally explains how the master escaped bank vaults, walked through brick walls, floated women in mid-air, read minds, and much more. The author includes numerous line drawings of Houdini's ingenious escape devices, with diagrams of the more complicated tricks. Twenty-four photographs have been added to the 23 from the original edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Classic study exposing closely-kept professional secrets and revealing, in general terms, the whole art of stage magic. 98 illustrations.
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