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Magic: Stage Illusions, Special Effects and Trick Photography

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Publisher Comments:

Standard work on classic stage illusions performed by Robert-Houdin, Bautier de Kolta, Maskelyne and others. Detailed descriptions of techniques of fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, acrobats, etc. Also ancient magic, automatons, magic photography, much more. Over 400 exceptional illustrations. Introduction. Bibliography.

Synopsis:

Standard work on classic stage illusions — fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, etc. Also ancient magic, automata, chronophotography, much more. Over 400 illustrations. Bibliography.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE MYSTERIES OF MODERN MAGIC

  Ancient Magic

  Division of Magic

  Cagliostro

  Robertson

  Comte de Grisi

  Robert Houdin

  Carl Herrmann

  Signor Blitz

  Robert Heller

  Alexander Herrmann

  Bautier de Kolta

  Harry Kellar

BOOK I. CONJURERS' TRICKS AND STAGE ILLUSIONS

  CHAPTER I. MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES

    Vanity Fair

    After the Flood

    The Magic Palanquin

    Cassadag Propaganda

    The Appearing Lady

    The Disappearing Lady

    The Mysterious Trunk

    The Indian Basket Trick

    Decapitation

    Spiritualistic Ties

  CHAPTER II. OPTICAL TRICKS

    The Cabaret du Neant

    The Three-Headed Woman

    Amphitrite

    The Mystery of Dr. Lynn

    Black Art

    The Talking Head

    The Living Half-Woman

    She

    The Queen of Flowers

    The Decapitated Princess

    Stella

    Houdin's Magic Cabinet

    A Mystic Maze

    Platinized Glass

    Statue giving a Double Image

  CHAPTER III. MISCELLANEOUS STATE TRICKS

    Trilby

    The Haunted Swing

    The Scurimobile

    The Neoöccultism

    The Mask of Balsamo

    The Invisible Woman

    Magic Harps

  CHAPTER IV. CONJURING TRICKS

    Trick with an Egg and a Handkerchief

    The Cone of Flowers

    The Magic Rosebush

    Magic Flowers

    The Birth of Flowers

    Tricks with a Hat

    A Cake Baked in a Hat

    The Egg and Hat Trick

    Multiplication of Coins

    Magic Coins

    The Dissolving Coin

    The Spirit Slates

    Second Sight

    Magic Cabinets

    The Traveling Bottle and Glass

    Disappearance of an Apple and a Ninepin

    A Goblet of Ink Converted into an Aquarium

    The Invisible Journey of a Glass of Wine

    The Wine Changed to Water

    The Animated Mouse

    The Sand Frame Trick

    Houdin's Magic Ball

  CHAPTER V. JUGGLERS AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES

    Jugglers

    The Leamy Revolving Trapeze

    Walking on the Ceiling Head Down

    The Mysterious Ball

  CHAPTER VI. FIRE EATERS AND SWORD TRICKS

    "Fire Eaters, Tricks with Fire"

    A Stab through the Abdomen

    The Human Target

    Sword Swallowers

    Sword Walkers

    Dancers on Glass

  CHAPTER VII. VENTRILOQUISM AND ANIMATED PUPPETS

  CHAPTER VIII. SHADOWGRAPHY

    Shadowgraphy

    French Shadows

  CHAPTER IX. MENTAL MAGIC

    Robert Heller

    Second Sight

    The Baldwins and Second Sight

    Silent Through Transference

BOOK II. ANCIENT MAGIC

  CHAPTER I. TEMPLE TRICKS OF THE GREEKS

    Puppet Shows among the Greeks

    The Shrine of Bacchus

    The First Automobile Vehicle

    The Statue of Cybele

    Marvelous Altars

    The Machinery of the Temples

    Sounding of Trumpets when a Door was Opened

    Opening and Closing Doors when a Fire was Lighted on the Altar

    Invention in 1889 A.D. vs. Invention B.C.

    An Egyptian Lustral Water Vessel

  CHAPTER II. MIRACULOUS VESSELS OF THE GREEKS

    The Dicaiometer

    Miraculous Vessels

    Magical Pitchers

    Apparatus for Permitting the Mixing of Wine and Water in Definite Proportions

    The Magical Bottle

    Ancient Organs

  CHAPTER III. THE ORIGIN OF THE STEAM ENGINE

    The Eolipile of Heron

    Heron's Marvelous Altar

    Heron's Tubular Boiler

  "CHAPTER IV. GREEK LAMPS, TOYS, ETC."

    Perpetual Lamps

    An Ancient Automaton

    A Greek Toy

    The Decapitated Drinking Horse

    Odometers

BOOK III. SCIENCE IN THE THEATER

  CHAPTER I

    Behind the Scenes of an Opera House

    The Ordinary Stage

    The English Stage

    The Stage Floor

    The Cellars

    The Flies

    The Gridiron

    Traps

    Sliders

    Bridges

    The Metropolitan Opera House Stage

    Wing Posts

    Curtain Calls

    The Electric Lighting

    Paint Bridge

    The Property Man

    Striking a Scene

    The Dressing-Rooms

    The Production of a New Opera

  "CHAPTER II. SOME REMARKABLE STAGES, ANCIENT AND MODERN"

    An Electric Curtain

    The Fan-Drop Curtain

    An Elevator Theater Stage

    Some Remarkable American Stage Inventions

    A Revolving Stage

    The Asphaleia Stage

    A Theater with Two Auditoriums

    Curio's Pivoted Theater

    The Olympian Theater of Palladio at Vicenza

  CHAPTER III. STAGE EFFECTS

    Scene Painting

    Sunrise Effect

    Sun Effect

    Change from Day to Night

    Stars

    Moon Effects

    Rainbow Effect

    Wind Effect

    Thunder Effect

    Lightning

    Snow Effect

    Wave Effect

    Crash Effect

    Rain Effect

    Gradual Transformation

    Fire and Smoke Effect

    Battle Scenes

    Theatrical Firearms

    The Imitation of Odors

  CHAPTER IV. THEATER SECRETS

    Traps

    The Swan in Loghengrin

    The Floating Rhine Daughters in Rehingold

    The Sun Robe

    The Ship on the Stage

    Miscellaneous Stage Effects

    The Destruction of the Temple of Dagon

    The Horse Race on the Stage

    The Effects in Siegfreid

    Siegfried's Forge

    Siegfried's Anvil

    The Dragon Fafner

    Wotan's Spear

    The Bed of Tulips and the Electric Firefly

    The Electric Torch and Electric Jewels

    An Electrical Duel

    The Skirt Dance

  CHAPTER V. THE NAUTICAL ARENA

  CHAPTER VI. A TRIP TO THE MOON

  CHAPTER VII. CYCLORAMAS

    The Electric Cyclorama

    The Painted Cyclorama

  CHAPTER VIII. FIREWORKS WITH DRAMATIC ACCESSORIES

BOOK IV. AUTOMATA AND CURIOUS TOYS

  CHAPTER I. AUTOMATA

    Automaton Chess Players

    The Automation Chess Player

    A Curious Automaton

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    Electric Tachyscope

    "Apparatus for Projecting Moving Pictures by the Dmeny, Jenkins, Lumière, and Other Forms of Apparatus"

    The Kinetoscope Stereopticon

    "The Mutoscope and the Mutograph, with Illustrations of Moving Objects"

    Cinematograph Camera

    Camera for Ribbon Photography

    The Micromotoscope

APPENDIX. ADDITIONAL TRICKS

  The Magic Table

  Gone

  The Spider and the Fly

  The Trunk Trick

  La Strobeika Persane

  Metempsychosis

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS ON NATURAL MAGIC

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486265612
Editor:
Hopkins, Albert A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Hopkins, Albert A.
Author:
Hopkins, Albert A.
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Crafts-Ceramic Technique
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Magic Books
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.43 lb

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