Houdini's Fabulous Magic (In This Form)

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Vine Leaves Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.59 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Walter Brown Gibson (1897-1985) was an American author and professional magician best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow. Gibson, under the pen-name Maxwell Grant, wrote "more than 300 novel-length" Shadow stories, writing up to "10,000 words a day" to satisfy public demand during the character's golden age in the 1930s and 1940s.
Dr. Morris Young (1909-2002) had a passion for magic. A successful eye surgeon, Dr. Young was also very interested in the art of magic and the skill of mnemonics, or memory by association. To that end, he amassed one of the largest book collections on magic ever assembled. With his friend, New York attorney John McManus, he collected more than 20,000 items, some dating back to the 16th century. In 1955, they donated the collection to the Library of Congress. The McManus-Young Collection is today an invaluable resource for magic research.
Gabe Fajuri is an associate editor of Magic, the world's leading trade journal for magicians. He also publishes scholarly titles on the subject of conjuring. He lives in Chicago.


"I've loved this book for sixty years. My first copy was borrowed from the Philadelphia Public Library when I was fourteen, and I kept renewing the loan till I could afford to own my own copy. Houdini's Fabulous Magic has just the right blend of history, technical secrets, and romance to fire the passion of a young magician. Four pieces of the Penn & Teller repertoire were directly inspired by Houdini's Fabulous Magic-four times more than any other book in my library." Teller of Penn & Teller