The World’s Greatest Magic by Hyla M. Clark

(c. 1979) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Profiles the careers and artistry of more than thirty modern-day conjurers, illusionists, mentalists, and escapists and features magic tricks explained by The Amazing Randi

Photographed by Paul Levin.


3 Preface
8 Foreword
9 The World’s Greatest Magic

22 Chapter 1 Close Up Conjuring
22 Malini
24 Slydini
28 Dai Vernon
32 Albert Goshman
36 Jimmy Grippo
40 Johnny Paul
42 Derek Dingle

50 Chapter 2 Stage and Cabaret Magic
50 Nate Leipzig nnd T. Nelson Downs
52 Cardini
56 Channing Pollock
58 Richard Ross
64 Flip
68 Dick and Diana Zimmerman
70 Mr. Electric
74 Norm Nielsen
78 The Great Tomsoni
82 Curl Ballantine

92 Chapter 3 Large-Scale Illusions
92 Thurston
96 Chung Ling Soo
100 Blackstone
102 Shimada
110 Mark Wilson
116 David Copperfield
120 Doug Henning
128 Siegfried and Roy

140 Chapter 4 Mentalism and Escapes
140 Dunninger
144 Houdini
152 Maurice Fogel
156 Glenn Falkenstein
158 Kreskin
164 The Amazing Randi

160 Chapter 5 The World’s Greatest Magic Secrets
169 Plus Magic You Too Can Do: beginner’s magic tricks
170 The Overturning Coin: saltshaker vanish at the table
173 An Impossible Prediction: of coins in a spectator’s hand
174 The Lady and the Phoenix: how a stage illusion works
177 Walking Through a Brick Wall: another illusion revelation
178 The Transposed Cup of Water: a trick with paper cups
180 The Psychic Key Bend: in the spectator’s hand
182 The Blue-Room Illusion: another stage illusion explained
184 Ropes Through the Neck: magician & two spectators
187 The Eyeless Vision Trick: how to fold the bandanna
188 A Prophetic Card Trick: with prepared deck
190 Escape from a Pillory: another stage illusion explained
192 The Cut-and-Restored Newspaper Strip: Clippo
194 The Magazine Mind Reading Miracle: a magazine book test
196 Disappearance of a Horse and Rider: another stage illusion
198 The Dematerializing Coin: coin vanish in paper

201 Bibliography
203 Index

  • Publisher: Bonanza Books
  • Pages: 208
  • Location: NY, USA
  • Dimensions: 9″x11″
  • Date: 1979
  • Binding: hardbound

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