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LIBRO The Secrets of Houdini (JC Cannell) 1

LIBRO The Secrets of Houdini
 

Descripción

L’illusioniste mondialement connu Harry HOUDINI est l’une des figures les plus légendaires de la magie des temps modernes, et probablement le magicien le plus controversé et incompris de tous les temps. Ses tours étaient tellement fantastiques que nombreux sont ceux qui pensait qu’il était un spiritualiste supernaturel, mystique et étonnant.


AU SOMMAIRE :

  • Chapter 1
    - Harry Houdini, his life-story
    - Famous spiritualist leader who became his friend
    - Accident which brought him a life-partner
    - Early struggles
    - Ultimate triumph and premature death

  • Chapter 2
    - Houdini’s spectacular escapes
    - His remarkable failure at magician’s club
    - Escape from bank-safe
    - Iron boiler
    - Paper bag
    - Mail bag
    - Walking through a brick wall
    - Buried alive
    - Escape from iron box
    - Packing-case under water
    - The vanishing horseman
    - Box and sack
    - The needles and thread
    - The vanishing elephant
    - The mystery of the milk-can

  • Chapter 3
    - Houdini’s spiritualist activities
    - « Ghosts » from the vasty deep
    - Secrets of the locked box
    - Mental evidence
    - Mystifying passengers in a liner
    - “Spirit” writing on sealed slates
    - Mediums “controlled”
    - The sun worshippers
    - Table lifting
    - “Spirits” defy bonds
    - Messages in blood
    - Personal seance-experiences

  • Chapter 4
    - Fakir Wonders
    - « Miracles » which Houdini exposed
    - My researches
    - Stopping the pulse at will
    - Walking on fire and broken glass
    - Thought-Reading
    - Houdini as clairvoyant
    - The Indian rope trick
    - The boy in the basket
    - The mystery of the mango tree
    - Sand and water
    - Nailing a fakir to wooden blocks

  • Chapter 5
    - Houdini as handcuff king
    - How he baffled the police forces of the world
    - A Russian prison on wheels
    - Impudent rival put to flight
    - The cleverness of simplicity

  • Chapter 6
    - Rope-ties and how to escape from them
    - The jacoby tie
    - The thumb tie
    - Bow tied in a second
    - Magic knots
    - Imitation “Tomfool” knot
    - More about spirits
    - A trick done backwards
    - The girl escapes
    - Spirit knots
    - The Kellar tie
    - Ropes and rings
    - Mystery string

  • Chapter 7
    - Miscellaneous magic
    - The ring and the dove
    - The disappearing glass of wine
    - The ivory pillars
    - Cut string restored
    - The coin-finder
    - The bowl of ink
    - The watch and the loaf
    - The pierced hand
    - Vanishing form a box and cabinet
    - The mystery of the crystal

  • Chapter 8
    - Illusions and disillusion
    - Disappearing man
    - The veiled woman
    - An escape in mid-air
    - The caged woman
    - Girl and the dominoes
    - Fire and water
    - Illusions with mirrors
    - The country girl
    - The hammock
    - The harbour

  • Chapter 9
    - Card tricks
    - Examples of thought reading
    - A code
    - The jumping cards
    - Magnetic Aces
    - The change-over
    - A feat of strenght
    - The boomerang card
    - Cutting the cards
    - The torn card
    - Vanishing cards by pistol
    - The four aces
    - The herschell card-stabbing trick


    Langue : Anglais - Format : 13 x 21,4 cm - 296 pages.

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