Creative World of Conjuring
Booth, John
Ridgeway Press (1990's)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 978-0943230054
Booth, John: ECreative World of Conjuring John Booth Signed by Author
Introduction by Paul Daniels
©1990 by Ridgeway Pr
Hardcover, 262 Pages

Abebooks price range 40.00

This may well be the authors most surprising book! A veritable treasure chest packed into 284 stunning pages! 100 photographs and illustrations, including the first portrait of Erdnase published in magic literature! Half of this volume discloses professional stand-up effects for your show, plus simple close-up effects to amaze your friends. Patter is included for most of the effects. The second half is loaded with performing tips plus startling information about Cardini, Kellar and Erdnase. Information never before published. Also included are insights from the authors personal contacts with Thurston, Blackstone, Germain, Calvert, Allan Shaw, Fu Manchu, Doug Henning and more! Learn Inside the TV World: Opportunities for You; Tricks to Make Reputations; Adding Sparkle to Wizardry! This 16-chapter book is introduced by Paul Daniels. Hardbound; 284 pages.

Product Details
Edition Fourth Printing
Extras Autographed
No. of Pages 262
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf C
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
John Booth

Born John Nicholls Booth
August 7, 1912
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Died November 11, 2009

John Booth (1912 - 2009) was born John Nicholls Booth and became a successful nightclub magician before leaving magic in 1940 to pursue a career as a Unitarian minister.
A prolific author, he penned hundreds of articles on magic for Linking Ring, Sphinx, Genii and Magicol, as well as publishing Canada's magic magazine, Canadian Magician's Digest in 1929. In 1931, he organized Canada's first magic convention. In 1938 he also worked as "Jancini".

Booth eventually incorporated magic into his lectures and conducted the funeral service for Eugene Laurant. He was a world traveler and had climbed the Himalayas.

Booth was the author of the longest running column in Linking Ring Magazine of magic history called "Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost" which started in May 1963 and didn't conclude until January 2000 (435 monthly installments). The first 25 years of these writings were indexed by Ben Robinson and Amy Janiello and published as a book under the same title "Memoirs of a Magician's Ghost" (1988)

•1937 Sphinx Award
•1977 Academy of Magical Arts Literary Fellowship.
•1983 SAM Hall of Fame.
•1985 and 1988 H. Adrian Smith Literary Award
•1987 Magic Circle "John Nevil Maskelyne Prize".
•2000 Honorary Life Membership to the IBM

•Super Magical Miracles (1930)
•Forging Ahead in Magic (1939)
•Marvels of Mystery (1941)
•The John Booth Classics (1975) a reprint of the two previous books plus "A Conjurer's Reminiscences"
•Psychic Paradoxes (1984)
•Wonders of Magic (1986)
•Dramatic Magic (1988)
•Creative World of Conjuring (1990)
•Conjurian's Discoveries (1992)
•The Fine Art of Hocus Pocus (1996)
•Keys To Magic's Inner World (1999)
•Extending Magic Beyond Credibility (2001)