Houdini, His Life and Art
James Randi; Amazing Randi
Grosset & Dunlap (1976)
In Collection
Escape artists - Biography, Magic tricks, Magicians - Biography
Hardcover 0448125463
USA  eng
Randi, James & Bert Randolph Sugar: Presenting Houdini, His Life and Art
©1976 Bert Randolph Sugar; Grosset & Dunlap
Hardcover, w/dj, 191 pages
ISBN-13: 9780448125466
ISBN-10: 0448125463

2nd of 2 copies

Comments: "The World's Most Mystifying Magician; Greatest Jailbreaking Escape Artist; Debunker of False Spiritualists."


9 Foreword by Bert Randolph Sugar
11 Foreword by Randi

15 Part I The Bill
16 Act 1. Little Ehrich the Great
27 Act 2. The Houdinis
43 Act 3. Rising Star over Europe
60 Act 4. American Conquest
83 Intermission
94 Act 5. Sorrow, Straitjackets, and Vanishing Elephants
110 Act 6. Silent Movies and Spirit Mediums
136 Act 7. The Closing
151 Curtain Calls

157 Part II A Peek Behind The Curtain
158 Houdini the Showman
162 The Handcuff King
169 Slander in Germany
171 To Restrain the Murderously Insane
175 “Failure Means a Drowning Death”
179 The Chinese Water Torture Cell

186 Acknow

Product Details
LoC Classification GV1545.H8R36 1976
Dewey 793.8/092/4
No. of Pages 191
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf S
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Cover title: Presenting Houdini, his life and art.