Chicago Magic: A History of Stagecraft and Spectacle by David Witter

By David Witter

through the top of America's "Golden Age of Magic," Chicago had taken middle degree in entrance of an American viewers attracted to the craft via the likes of Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston. making the most of a craze that rivaled big-band mania, magic retailers and golf equipment sprang up far and wide around the Windy urban, packed in clients and positioned down roots. during the last century, for instance, Magic, Inc. has equipped magicians from Harry Blackstone Sr. to Penn and Teller to David Copperfield. Magic used to be a vital part of Chicago's tradition, from its earliest enterprise into stay tv to the cardboard sharps and hucksters lurking in its entertainment parks and pool halls. David Witter retains song of the shell online game of Chicago's attention-grabbing magic background from its vaudeville circuit to its modern resurgence.

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