magikrn: As I look back on my first post, I do realize I was a bit ungrateful and mainly demanding information, so I apologize. Mainly what I'm looking for is sources for information. Then I'll research and find the information I'm looking for.
magicman8475, paddy, AtticusFinch: I personally know that Blaine and Angel are not real street magic. However, like Atticus said, to the public they are in fact street magicians. Even though they may only attract others with cameras, much of their material (especially Blaine's, I don't think you can make an elephant disappear on the typical street) can be done in street routines. I will point out about the "camera magic," using the Honest Liar article from Antimony #9 (antimonymagic.com/honestliar_print).
jamesjay1: I think I remember seeing that book at my library. If only that section wasn't filled with children's books right now . . .
I'm still not sure on the order of my topics. I could do Blaine/Angel second and then introduce busking. Thanks for all the information thus far.
It's not a children's book.....it a a comprehensive history of magic from ancient times, one of the great tomes of magic history.
At 484 pages, it's quite a read. Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-Histo ... 0435070169