Houdini - A Pictorial Biography, Including More Than 250 Illustrations
Milbourne Christopher
Gramercy Books (1998)
In Collection
Magic tricks - History
Hardcover 0+517-18903-8
USA  eng
Christopher, Milbourne: Houdini A Pictorial Life
Also Houdini A Pictorial Biography
©1976 Milbourne Christopher
Published by Thomas E. Crowell Co., NY
1998 Gramercy Books, NY
Hardcover, 220 pages

Comments: Over 250 illustrations

Contents:(Chapters Only)

1 Chapter 1 Master of Manacles
29 Chapter 2 Sensational Escapes
61 Chapter 3 First to Fly Over Australia
85 Chapter 4 The Film Maker
119 Chapter 5 Conan Doyle and the Spirits
145 Chapter 6 Houdini the Magician
189 Appendix
210 Acknowledgements and Sources
212 Bibliography
216 Index
Product Details
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 218
Original Publication Year 1973
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Christopher, Milbourne
Major American magical entertainer, author, inventor and collector. Performed a popular full-evening show for many years. Produced and performed in the first network TV magic special, "The Festival of Magic", broadcast on May 27, 1957 on NBC-TV (a show which also featured Cardini's last television appearance). He wrote a long-running column in Hugard's Magic Monthly under the pen name "Frank Joglar", derived from words meaning "candid magician".
Invented: Telegram to Flowers, Eeire Rabbit and the original Forgetful Freddy
He wrote a number of classic books on magic history, including Panorama of Magic, The Illustrated History of Magic, Milbourne Christopher's Magic Book (1977), and Houdini: The Untold Story.