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Charles Oswald Williams and the Golden Age of Magic
by Steve Sanders

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Charles Oswald Williams and the Golden Age of Magic by Steve Sanders

Charles Oswald Williams was a good friend of Professor Hoffmann, Chung Ling Soo and many other notable magicians. He was also a magic dealer and inventor, amongst his customers was a young Cardini. Williams also had the honour of being one of the first magicians to perform in The Magic Circle's inaugural show.

Charles Oswald Williams was at the inception of the Golden Age of Magic and his life story followed the development of Magic as we now know it. This ebook chronicles his life story in parallel to the rise of Magic. In addition, it contains a full account of The Magic Circle's first show in London in 1906, describing the programme and those that took part. Williams's connections to this magical world is manifold; ranging from the mysterious Charlier to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

This is the story of Charles Oswald Williams performer, innovator, inventor and writer; he was involved with most of those 'famous names' in pushing the art forward, but today he is little known or remembered. Quite typical of the man who when asked why he was so generous with his ideas and techniques, he replied,

"It is a satisfaction to me to know that, through the medium of other magicians, whether professional or amateur, I am finding expression elsewhere in the world."

1st edition 2022, PDF 136 pages.
word count: 36518 which is equivalent to 146 standard pages of text