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Chicago Magic - A History of Stagecraft & Spectacle (Paperback): David Witter

Chicago Magic - A History of Stagecraft & Spectacle (Paperback)

David Witter

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By the end of America s Golden Age of Magic, Chicago had taken center stage in front of an American audience drawn to the craft by the likes of Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston. Cashing in on a craze that rivaled big-band mania, magic shops and clubs sprang up everywhere across the Windy City, packed in customers and put down roots. Over the last century, for example, Magic, Inc. has outfitted magicians from Harry Blackstone Sr. to Penn and Teller to David Copperfield. Magic was an integral part of Chicago s culture, from its earliest venture into live television to the card sharps and hucksters lurking in its amusement parks and pool halls. David Witter keeps track of the shell game of Chicago s fascinating magic history from its vaudeville circuit to its contemporary resurgence.


Imprint: History Press (SC)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: David Witter
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 127
ISBN-13: 978-1-62619-127-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > Other public performances & spectacles > Conjuring & magic
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-62619-127-1
Barcode: 9781626191273

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