Magic History: Rameses the Egyptian Wonderworker
Rameses, the "Egyptian Wonderworker," was a prominent illusionist of the Edwardian era. He toured Europe and America and performed in the very first "Royal Variety Performance" for the King and Queen of England. Despite his success, Rameses is little known today.
Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age
In conjunction with the traveling exhibition "Houdini: Art and Magic," the Skirball Cultural Center developed a companion exhibition, "Masters of Illusion: Jewish Magicians of the Golden Age." This is a must see exhibit for fans of magic history.
Famous Magicians in History
It's said that all artists stand on the shoulders of those who came before them. All magicians owe a debt of gratitude to these famous magicians from history.
New Windows at the Disneyland Main Street Magic Shop
Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop features new Houdini-themed windows. The new windows seem to cover every aspect of Houdini's career including: escapes, exposure of mediums, his films, King of Cards and more. There are some cool props as well copies of his letters and posters, which you can view in this image gallery.
Arguably, the most famous entertainer of all time was a magician. Harry Houdini, who died some 80 years ago, is still a household name today. Try to name a contemporary of Houdini from an era that lacked televisions, video and DVDs. Perhaps today, only Charlie Chaplin can compare.
Modern Spirit Photos
These modern day spirit photos were provided by Dr. Taff in conjunction with the release of "Shutter," a film from Fox.
Harry Blackstone and Memoirs of an Elusive Moth
Near the twilight of Blackstone's illustrious magic career, a young dancer named Adele Friel was hired to became a part of his touring illusion show. Friel ended up playing an integral role and her book, "Memoirs of an Elusive Moth," offers an intimate and insightful first-person account of one of America's best known magicians.
The Mysteries of S. W. Erdnase
While researching his new 10-disc DVD set, "The Expert at the Card Table: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge," Geno Munari, President and CEO of Houdini's Magic Shop, delved into the mysteries of author, S.W. Erdnase and revealed some new findings.