Mandrake: conjurer, illusionist, mentalist, manipulator, ventriloquist and sometimes fire eater! Professional before he reached his teens. A lifetime spent on stage. Known for his rakish top hat, pencil line moustache and scarlet-lined cape, Mandrake's troupe of unusual players contribute to the personal drama of this gifted West Coast magician.
This book celebrates the contributions one man has made to the internationally recognized art of magic. It's a pastiche which details his incredible journey from turn-of-the-century tent-show illusions to sophisticated dinner clubs, coliseums, concert halls and magic parlors.
Mandrake, in his time, rivaled the most celebrated of mystic performers.
A new collection of clever innovations by one of Europe's leading magical inventors and performers!
There are close-up mysteries, stage bafflers and mental marvels. Tricks using cards, coins, silks, candles, balloons and records are suitable for the most sophisticated audiences and hit with children. There are new and original routines with clever and practical methods. Imagine your audience's response when three lit candles visibly penetrate an inflated balloon, or when you teach a spectator to read minds with a Mindreading Hat, which keeps growing until his head is engulfed… and he finally does read a mind!
Marvillo gives you something that will delight any magician looking for novel effects.
The blindfold act is the perfect publicity stunt, can be presented as a feature platform or stage effect, can be performed indoors, and above all, is an effect which lends itself to commercial exploitation. It can be tied into many types of public gatherings.
The Master Book of Blindfolds contains the abridged version of Burling Hull's Last Word Blindfold Methods, as well as tips on presenting the blindfold routine and full presentations by S. W. Reilly, Clettis V. Musson, Paul Marcus, Jerry Fulton and Al Mann.
The blindfold act has variety, mystery and intrigued. For the price of a little cloth, a roll of adhesive tape, some cotton wool or whatever, you can capture the imagination of your audience.