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Houdini on Magic

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Written by the master magician himself, this fascinating work reveals the secrets behind how Houdini escaped numerous death-defying stunts and exposed a variety of fake spiritualists. He also gives instructions for 44 eye-catching stage tricks, as well as other fascinating material. 155 illustrations.

Table of Contents

I HOUDINI ON HANDCUFF AND RESTRAINTS

    Light on Jail Breaking

    The Straightjacket Release

    Skeleton Keys

    The German Transport Chain

    Lock Picking Implements

    Opening Sealed Handcuffs

    The Plug-Eight Handcuff

    English Regulation Cuffs

    Moscow Escape

    Cologne Police Libel Suit

    The Spirit Collar

    The Champion Lock Cuff

II HOUDINI ON ROPE MAGIC

    Know Your Ropes

    A Simple Release

    Three Effects With the Handcuff Tie

    The Thumb Tie

    The Clothesline Tie

    Simplex Tie

    Underwater Escape

    Spectacular Escapes

    The Big Wheel Release

    North American Indian Tie

    Russian Transport Tie

    Houdini's Full View Release

III HOUDINI ON MAGICIANS

    Doctor Katterfelto

    Philadelphia

    Wiljalba Frikell

    Johann N. Hofzinser

    George Heubeck

    Wyman the Wizard

IV HOUDINI ON CHALLENGES AND ESCAPES

    The Sailor Challenge

    The Wet Sheet Test

    The Blanket Restraint

    The Pasteboard Box Escape

    The Paper Bag Escape

    The Basket Escape

    Ladders and Rope Challenge

    The Great Cell Mystery

    The Barrel Challenge

    The Mail Bag Escape

    The Spanish Maiden

    The Double Box Escape

V HOUDINI ON SPOOKS

    Spiritualism Sweeping the World

    Houdini Before Congress

    A Marvelous Coincidence

    The Spirit Knots

    The Vanishing Knot

    The Spirit Release

    Table Lifting

    Spiritualistic Secret

    Library Directory Service

    The Zan Zic Slate

    The Talking Skull

    Spirit Photos

    The Vest Turning Mystery

    "Margery" the Medium Exposed"

VI HOUDINI ON TRICKS

    Coin and Glass

    Four Coin Assembly

    Hypnotic Match Box

    The Uncanny Glass

    A Spooky Ball

    The Astonishing Egg

    A New Dyeing Tube

    Spirits of Aqua

    Magnetic Matches

    The Traveling Die

    Restoring a Match

    Tri-Color Cards

    The Imprisoned Card

    The Houdini Card

    Multiple Card Prediction

    The Photogenic Card

    Cut and Restored String

    Cone and Egg

    Card in Egg

    Finding a Chosen Card

    The Balancing Magic Wand

    Cigar on Hat

    Exchanging a Marked Coin

    The Ribbon Escape

    Kellar's Wine and Ribbon

    Lifting a Human Being With Power From Eyes

    The Hindoo Boiling and Disappearing Water Trick

    The Spelling Bee Card Trick

    A Mind Reading Effect

    Coin Balanced on Sword

    A Vanish in Mid-Air

    Sawing a Woman into Twins

    The Transformation Cabinet

    The Flight of Venus

    The Giant Ball of Wool

    A Vanish From a Ladder

    Walking Through a Brick Wall

    A Second-Sight Act

    The Watch Test

    "The Figure Test to 10,000"

    The Playing Card Test

    The Slate Test

    The Book Test

    The Colored-Pencil Test

    Presentation of the Act

VII HOUDINI ON MISCELLANEOUS MYSTERY

    Addressing An Audience

    Hints for Young Magicians under Eighty

    Bobby

    The Art of Cryptography

    Scytala Laconias

    Check Board Cypher

    Deciphering Secret Codes

    Argamasilli - X-ray Eyes

    Ching Ling Foo's Paper Trick

VIII HOUDINI ON THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG

    Cheating Uncle Sam

    Tricks Of the Bunco Men

    Thieves And Their Tricks

    Pickpockets At Work

    Humbugs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486203843
Editor:
Young, Morris
Gibson, Walter B.:
Editor
Editor:
Gibson, Walter B.
Editor:
Young, Morris
Author:
Houdini, Harry
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
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
Publication Date:
19530631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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