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Ben Robinson became enamored with magic by watching Dutch master magician Fred Kaps follow the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. Seven years later, he made his professional debut. He has since written histories of: Martinka and Co., the oldest US magical supply house, the vanishing elephant illusion, a pictorial history of the rabbit-in-hat icon, a short biography of the Marx Brothers grandfather-magician Laff Schoenberg, and the cult classic history of magicians killed attempting to catch bullets in their teeth: Twelve Have Died (1986). His life-long study of Buster Keaton's use of illusion was published in 2002 by the International Buster Keaton Society, The Damfinos. In 2008 he received a trophy from the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his writing on Al Flosso: An American Original 1895-1976.

He was first presented as a one-man surrealist magic show (Out Of Order) by avant-garde and Broadway producer Lyn Austin and her Music-Theatre Group in 1988. In 1989 he trekked to the Base Camp of Mount Everest with the American Everest Team and entertained Sherpas, monks and climbers. Other one-man shows: After Magic?, Pyschodyssey, and Time For Magic.

In 2005, he recreated John Mulholland's performance at Mulholland's alma mater, using some of Mulholland's actual props. The show was presented 81-years to the day of Mulholland's last appearance at Horace Mann. He lives in New York.

(Photo by Arielle Doneson.)

website: www.illusiongenius.com

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Magic and the Silent Clowns

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Magic and the Silent Clowns by Ben RobinsonBen Robinson is a popular scholar showman. He has entertained at such opposite extremes as 21 shows in one week at Hollywood's Magic Castle, and at the Base Camp of Mt. Everest (17,800 ft.). Hartford Courant drama critic Malcolm Johnson wrote of his first one-man show Out Of Order: "Ben Robinson's performance of silent, surreal illusions is MUST SEE entertainment."

In Magic and the Silent Clowns Ben Robinson conjures with his passion of many years - silent clowns and magic. Focusing on Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Harpo Marx, Robinson details Buster Keaton's jumping...

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The John Booth Reader

Ben Robinson

The John Booth Reader by Ben RobinsonIn this book about all of Dr. John Nicholls Booth's (1912 - 2009) books the reader is treated to find information on many topics of interest written between 1929 and 2009 - 80 years! Ben Robinson and Dr. Booth worked on four books together from 1985 to 2009. Robinson indexed the first twenty-five years of Booth's celebrated Memoirs (the index published in 1990). The John Booth Reader gives a wonderful insight into Booth's multifaceted life of Unitarianism, preaching, stage and close-up magic, mountaineering, adventuring, filmmaking and travel to one hundred and forty six countries. The personalities...
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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition (for resale)

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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition (for resale) by Ben Robinson
"John Mulholland is surely one of the most fascinating personalities in magic history. For his work to advance conjuring as a recognized art, he deserves tremendous respect, and no serious student of magic will want to skip this book." —Michael Claxton, Magic Magazine, Feb 2009.

"I can even imagine him up in heaven huddling with Christopher, Houdini, Blackstone and Thurston as they discuss your biography. Their applause is loud enough to be heard on planet Earth." —Maurine Brooks Christopher

"I am an avid reader of books, all types of books, but not since Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code have I been so engrossed...

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Ben Robinson on Synchronicity

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson on Synchronicity by Ben RobinsonThis is a unique CD released in 2001 originally by Metro Video Productions, and now under exclusive license to Lybrary.com. The studio-recorded 63-minute CD comprises 30 true stories told by Master Magician Ben Robinson on the role of synchronicity in his life. Coming on the heels of family upheaval in 1990, Robinson's dreams, he claims, became prophetic. Given that dreams seemed to be manifesting in the material world, he sought counsel first from psychologists, and then when that counsel failed, parapsychologists.


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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life (Audiobook)

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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life (Audiobook) by Ben RobinsonThis is the audio-book version of The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life. Listening time over 9 hours. The author, Ben Robinsion, reads the entire book. Additionally he also reads ten letters to and from Mulholland previously unpublished and not part of the book or ebook. Here is the first half of the first chapter:

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"John Mulholland is surely one of the most fascinating personalities in magic history. For his work to advance conjuring as a recognized art, he deserves tremendous respect, and no serious student of magic will want to skip this book." —Michael Claxton, Magic Magazine, Feb 2009.

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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition

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The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition by Ben RobinsonThe only biography of the master magician and spy instructor John Mulholland.
"John Mulholland is surely one of the most fascinating personalities in magic history. For his work to advance conjuring as a recognized art, he deserves tremendous respect, and no serious student of magic will want to skip this book." —Michael Claxton, Magic Magazine, Feb 2009.

"I can even imagine him up in heaven huddling with Christopher, Houdini, Blackstone and Thurston as they discuss your biography. Their applause is loud enough to be heard on planet Earth." —Maurine Brooks Christopher

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