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 Post subject: Thurston and Kellar
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:59 pm 
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Don't ridicule me for asking, but I know nothing about these two. What was so special about them?


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Well, Harry Kellar was one of our many forefathers to Modern Day Magic. Kellar was famous for his levitation of his female assistant, Vanishing Birdcage, The Kellar Rope Tie and Vanishing Lamp.

Howard Thurston was hired by Kellar and both presented one of the largest stage shows during their time.

Each was unique in their respective expertise...Thurston was often billed as "The King of Cards".

You can find out more about these amazing magicians by visiting your local library or try wikipedia or Google.

You might also consider picking up Jim Steinmeyer's book "Hiding The Elephant" There is a lot of information about Kellar and Thurston...as well was other well noted magicians, from years gone by.


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bLiNdSiDe wrote:
Well, Harry Kellar was one of our many forefathers to Modern Day Magic. Kellar was famous for his levitation of his female assistant, Vanishing Birdcage, The Kellar Rope Tie and Vanishing Lamp.

Howard Thurston was hired by Kellar and both presented one of the largest stage shows during their time.

Each was unique in their respective expertise...Thurston was often billed as "The King of Cards".

You can find out more about these amazing magicians by visiting your local library or try wikipedia or Google.

You might also consider picking up Jim Steinmeyer's book "Hiding The Elephant" There is a lot of information about Kellar and Thurston...as well was other well noted magicians, from years gone by.


And The Illustrated History of Magic by Milbourne Christopher. A great history book.

-JT


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Thanks!



What about Dunninger and Slydini and Cardini and Robert Houdin and Dai Vernon and Alexander and all of the other famous magicians. Where can I learn about them?


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Thanks!



What about Dunninger and Slydini and Cardini and Robert Houdin and Dai Vernon and Alexander and all of the other famous magicians. Where can I learn about them?


Try googling it and you may get a link to some very nice information.


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