), Stuart Cumberland, Professor Anderson, Robert Kudarz, various automata, and much more.Among the subjects are Hero of Alexandria, Reginald Scot, Hocus Pocus Junior, Robert-Houdin, Professor Hoffmann, Henry Ridgely Evans, Dick & Fitzgerald, Houdini, Magical Histories, Building a Magic Library, Early American Magic Books, etc. Limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by the publisher (Ray Ricard). Publisher's preface on how this "lost" collectors' annual came to be published and 9 articles of interest to collectors by Jimmy Findlay, Wilford Hutchinson, Bert Pratt, and Stanley Collins. This book is a comprehensive collection of PR material of David Ginn with bound in examples of his actual publicity. 0 chronicles the early magicians to perform there.And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …successful, spiritually minded, intelligent, good sense of humor, enjoys dancing and travelling. In those first weeks, she exchanged messages and a few calls with men, and even met some for coffee or lunch.
Forewords are by Jim Steinmeyer and John Gaughan, added is a photographic tribute to Don, four Don Lawton routines with patter (Clippo, Disecto, Sucker Paper Tear, Egg Bag), and articles by Bruce Cervon, Leo Behnke & Lance Burton.It would have been easy to burnish the truth, but she presented herself honestly, from her age (57) and hobbies ("dancing, rock collecting") to her financial status ("self sufficient").The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.A comprehensive, previously unpublished and entertaining history of magic and the internationally famous magicians that toured New Zealand from the phantasmagoria in 1843 and the first magician in 1855.Prominent were the Wizard Jacobs, Harry Houdin (yes, that spelling is correct), The Davenport Brothers, Robert Heller, Louis Hasselmayer, Chevalier Thorn, Dr Lynn, Carl Hertz, Dante (the original – Oscar Eliason), Annie Abbott, Harry Kellar and The Royal Illusionists, The Fakir of Oolu, The Steens, Madame Cora, Samri Baldwin (28 pages!