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Seeking a Book on the History of Stage Magic [Aug. 25th, 2009|05:30 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Also! I'm a dope for not putting this here as well.

I'm looking for recommendations on books about the history of stage magic.

More details here: http://community.livejournal.com/bookish/1815492.html

Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: librarybrandy
2009-08-25 01:17 pm (UTC)
Quick read that probably isn't what you're looking for: Jim Ottaviani's Levitation: Physics And Psychology In The Service Of Deception, about the invention of the levitation trick in the early 20th century.

Jim's work is all science-based non-fiction and fantastic. Jim himself is, presumably, science-based (carbon-based, at the very least) and also fantastic.
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