Milbourne Christopher – The Man and His Magic
By William V. Rauscher
Over the course of his lifetime, Milbourne Christopher became one of the most prominent magicians in America. His performances, lectures, books, and articles placed him in the vanguard of scholarly conjurors who knew the history of magic from earliest times.
His vast output of written magic routines and creative new tricks and inventions such as Forgetful Freddy and his Doves to Duck, are still performed by magicians today. He received honors and accolades from many organizations and is especially remembered for his selfless dedication to the Society of American Magicians, for whom he served as National President. His editorship of magic publications like MUM, Magicol and Hugard’s Magic Monthly are also part of his remarkably productive life.
Christopher’s appearances on all the major talk shows of his time, his TV specials that brought magic to millions, his travels around the world, his books on Houdini, and especially his biography of the escape artist, made him an important figure in the magic world, society, and in theater history.
During his lifetime, he also assembled one of the world’s largest private collections of magic memorabilia.
This book is the story of his life, his accomplishments, and his legacy.
Hardbound with dustjacket, 222 pages.
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