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This is the story of the Golden Age of magic and of the world's most legendary magicians- the eccentric personalities who patented the first ghost and competed fiendishly in the race to make things materialize, levitate and disappear. e meet Harry Kellar, the ruthless thief of secrets who was the model for the Wizard of Oz, and PT Selbit, the first man to saw a woman in half on stage. We meet John Nevil Maskelyne, whose Egyptian Theatre was a London institution for sixty years. iding the Elephant is the masterwork of a man who has dedicated his life to magic, who knows the tricks inside out, and still believes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099476641
ISBN-10: 0099476649
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jim Steinmeyer

Jim Steinmeyer has designed illusions for David Copperfield, Ricky Jay, Siegfried & Roy and Orson Welles, and for six Broadway shows including The Beauty and the Beast. A consultant for a six-part BBC documentary on the history of magic and producer of a Channel 4 documentary, he designed the illusions for Richard Eyre's Mary Poppins and is a contributing editor of Magic magazine.

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