Houdini: A Pictorial Life
Milbourne Christopher
Ty Crowell Co (1976)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0690011520
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
LoC Classification GV1545.H8C49 1976
Dewey 793.8/092/4
No. of Pages 218
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf D
Condition Fair
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Links Library of Congress
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.