Dark Art: spectacular illusions from the golden age of magic


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This seems appropriate: Jack Bruce - How's Tricks.


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These posters are fantastic. I remember the was a magic shop in Philadelphia 40 years ago that had an original Houdini one, something 'magical' about it...


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often surrounded by devils and imps whispering dark-art secrets into their ears

There's a website with a collection of whispering imp posters, cards etc. (most at unfortunately low resolution). There are apparently an awful lot of them.


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I've seen the Kellar posters before, and have always wanted to see his self-decapitation trick. On the one hand I worry it'll be like the ads in the back of comic books--nothing like what the picture promises. On the other hand Kellar seems to be a pretty highly respected magician, so maybe it was an impressive illusion.


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