Thursday, May 02, 2013
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Adelaide Herrmann: independent spirit, artist, idealist. She graced American stages and earned the name “Queen of Magic” with her flair and superior magic skills. In a time when the magic world was dominated by men, Adelaide demonstrated that women could (and should) perform with equal billing as men. She featured human levitations, magic with animals, and a stunning performance of catching bullets fired from a gun. She also directed her own set design throughout her entire career. 35 years following the death of her world famous magic husband, Adelaide retired at the age of 78. She died nearly a year later and was laid to rest next to her husband Alexander Herrmann in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York. Many scholars believe that when she died, the Golden Age of magic had died with her. We couldn't agree more.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Arturo de Ascanio, from his prologue to Rene Lavand’s “Magic from the Soul,” page 10. Published by Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 1993.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
John Booth, The Fine Art of Hocus Pocus (1995, Magic Art Book Company, pp. 246-247).
Saturday, March 08, 2008
David P. Abbott, “Extracts from My Program,” The Sphinx, Vol. 6, no. 1 (March 1907), pp. 6-7, reprinted in Teller and Karr, T. (2005), “House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott” (2005; The Miracle Factory)