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Jean Eugene Robert Houdin

Jean Eugene Robert Houdin was a French magician commonly known as The Father of Modern Conjuring. As a teen and young adult, he learned the craft of watch making under the guidance of his father. While in his twenties, he

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Harry Blackstone

Born on September 27th, 1885, Harry Blackstone was a master magician of the 20th century. Blackstone started his career in his teens and was very popular during World War II. He was the last magician of the elegant style of

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The Tarbell Course in Magic

The Tarbell Course in Magic is the go-to encyclopedia for magicians looking to get serious about the craft. This eight volume set walks the magician through the essentials needed to master all aspects of the art of magic. The corrispondance

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Chung Ling Soo

Born William Ellsworth Robinson, Chung Ling Soo started his career as Robinson, the Man of Mystery. He later took on the stage persona modeled after Chinese magician Ching Ling Foo. He took his show to Europe maintaining his act with

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Dai Vernon – The Magician’s Magician

Dai Vernon, known to many as The Professor, was one of the most skilled sleight of hand experts the world has ever seen. He once fooled Houdini so bad that for the rest of his career he touted himself as

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The Greatest Magician in History – Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini Born Ehrich Weiss, in Budapest, Hungary on March 24, 1874. Harry Houdini is notably the most famous magician in history. The name Harry Houdini was an ode to his favorite magician, Eugene Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic.

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