Disappearing Tricks

Author: Matthew Solomon
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076974
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Disappearing Tricks revisits the golden age of theatrical magic and silent film to reveal how professional magicians shaped the early history of cinema. Where others have called upon magic as merely an evocative metaphor for the wonders of cinema, Matthew Solomon focuses on the work of the professional illusionists who actually made magic with moving pictures between 1895 and 1929. The first to reveal fully how powerfully magic impacted the development of cinema, the book combines film and theater history to uncover new evidence of the exchanges between magic and filmmaking in the United States and France during the silent period. Chapters detailing the stage and screen work of Harry Houdini and Georges Méliès show how each transformed theatrical magic to create innovative cinematic effects and thrilling new exploits for twentieth-century mass audiences. The book also considers the previously overlooked roles of anti-spiritualism and presentational performance in silent film. Highlighting early cinema's relationship to the performing body, visual deception, storytelling, and the occult, Solomon treats cinema and stage magic as overlapping practices that together revise our understanding of the origins of motion pictures and cinematic spectacle.

The Vanishing Trick

Author: Jenni Spangler
Editor: Simon & Schuster Children's UK
ISBN: 1471190374
File Size: 39,84 MB
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'A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!’ Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic 'A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain’ Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure’ Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse 'A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality’ Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island 'Jenni Spangler is the next big voice in children’s magical history novels’ Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts Society 'Deliciously dark and atmospheric … I couldn’t get enough' Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole An Elephant 'A spectacular heart-stopping adventure in a dark and dangerous Victorian world' Tamsin Winter, author of Jemima Small Versus the Universe 'An eventful gothic adventure full of secrets and surprises' Sunday Times Book of The Week? Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play… Madame Augustina Pinchbeck, travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved ones... for a price. Whilst her ability to contact ghosts is a game of smoke and mirrors, there is real magic behind her tricks too - if you know where to look. Through a magical trade, she persuades children to part with precious objects, promising to use her powers to help them. But Pinchbeck is a deceiver, instead turning their items into enchanted Cabinets that bind the children to her and into which she can vanish and summon them at will. When Pinchbeck captures orphan Leander, events are set into motion that see him and his new friends Charlotte and Felix, in a race against time to break Pinchbeck’s spell, before one of them vanishes forever… #TheVanishingTrick A historical adventure with a magical twist from an outstanding debut talent. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Sophie Anderson and Emma Carroll.

The Disappearing Trick

Author: Len Roberts
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252092275
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In The Disappearing Trick, Len Roberts wrestles with the loss of loved ones--whether that loss be through death, a son moving away to college, or simply how people fade from our lives and memories. Hybrids of the narrative and lyric form, these poems are models of indirect statement that have, as Sharon Olds has said, “emotional courage, powerful music, and a deep balance.” Like the light shining on a face, or a girl’s thigh back in a sixth-grade class, the poems often come as Proustian flashes--lasting just a second, but seeming eternal--amid an increasing darkness.

The Fourth Floor Twins And The Disappearing Parrot Trick

Author: David A Adler
Editor: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1936503751
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Two sets of twins launch a wild chase when the "disappearing parrot" in their school talent show magic act really does disappear.

The First Timer S Guide To Magic Tricks

Author: Shawn McMaster
Editor: Lowell House
ISBN: 9780737302295
File Size: 26,70 MB
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Offers advice to aspiring magicians on how to perform a variety of magic tricks, keep the audience interested, and create a performance style.

Floating And Disappearing Magic To Enchant And Excite

Author: Jessica Rusick
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 153217831X
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50 Nifty Super Magic Tricks

Author: Elizabeth Wood
Editor: Lowell House
ISBN: 9781565655805
File Size: 18,10 MB
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Includes step-by-step directions, with information on the necessary props and preparation, for a variety of magic tricks.

Disappeared By Sarah Tytler

Author: Henrietta Keddie
Editor:
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The Disappearing Card Trick

Author: Vicki Berger Erwin
Editor:
ISBN: 9780570048350
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When the most valuable baseball card of Elizabeth's collection disappears, her mother's first new date and a suspicious baseball card dealer are likely suspects.

Presto Laughter

Author: Carroll Edward Lisby
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469122944
File Size: 62,10 MB
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One thing magicians like to hear even more than oohs and ahhs is laugher. They know laughter means a happy, satisfied audience, which means more bookings and higher fees. If youd like to add new laughs to your act but have despaired of finding suitable material take heart. Here is the resource countless magicians have been waiting for: Carroll Lisbys Presto! Laughter: More Than 2,800 New Laugh-Lines for Your Favorite Magic Tricks. Not a batch of old, recycled jokes, Presto! Laughter is instead a goldmine of magic-themed laugh-lines that you can drop in at appropriate times during a performance.

150 Nifty Super Rainy Day Activities

Author: Eric Ladizinsky
Editor: Lowell House
ISBN: 9780737305159
File Size: 11,70 MB
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Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including science experiments, handicrafts, recipes, and magic tricks.

I Can Do Handkerchief Magic Tricks

Author: Elizabeth Wood
Editor: Holmes & Meier Publishers
ISBN: 9780026890632
File Size: 60,17 MB
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Knowledge

Author: Edwin Sharpe Grew
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The Disappearing Dog Trick

Author: Scott Corbett
Editor:
ISBN: 9780590402163
File Size: 50,98 MB
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The Law Times

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Science Magic Tricks

Author: Nathan Shalit
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486157318
File Size: 67,31 MB
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Easy-to-follow instructions, clear illustrations for 50 safe, science-related tricks: making squares and lines disappear, creating a magical doorway out of paper, cutting glass with scissors, and much more.

Conjuring Apparatus Up To Date

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Where Did I Put My Glasses

Author: Ralph Mendelson
Editor:
ISBN: 9780963555601
File Size: 48,32 MB
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The Disappearing Jewel Of Madagascar

Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Editor: Chariot Victor Publishing
ISBN: 9781564763730
File Size: 29,51 MB
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Ricky doesn't want to believe the legend surrounding a mysterious jewel, but weird things are starting to happen. When he meets the jewel's owner, his actions may cost him not only the trust of his family and friends but also their lives. (July) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Disappearing Friend Mystery

Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Editor: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 9780807516270
File Size: 80,18 MB
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While working to raise money for the Greenfield Hospital, the Alden children and their new friend, Beth, are suddenly confronted by unexpected sabotage and Beth's mysterious disappearance.