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#3 in Biographies & History hot-listThis is a gorgeous and careful digitization of a classic originally published by Harry Stanley in the 1960s. All drawings have not simply been scanned and included as images but have been converted to vectorized graphics. This means they are crisp and clear even under the largest magnification as well as when printed out.
This PDF ebook has very detailed bookmarks making it easy to browse to your section of choice.
Max Malini was one of the most extraordinary personalities in the history of the performance of magic.
In this ebook, Dai Vernon shows how successfully Malini acted the role of magician and explains the clever methods by which he entertained and mystified audiences all over the world. His magic gained him an entree into the most exclusive circles ... financial and social, both in America and Europe. A list of prominent people entertained by Malini sounds almost fantastic. He presented performances before several American Presidents at the White House, and had many Command Performances for British Royalty at Buckingham Palace. He received decorations or gifts from almost every Monarch in Europe and Asia. Not only did he merely entertain Royalty, but in many cases he became their intimate friend. At one time he spent a considerable time as the guest of the Duke of Windsor, who was then Prince of Wales.
On special occasions Malini wore a gorgeously bejewelled ornament which was presented to him by the King of Siam.
In this great ebook you are taken behind the scenes and enabled to see how and why Malini became a legend. A feast of tricks, methods and stories.
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Originally published by Harry Stanley; PDF 109 pages.
word count: 36657 which is equivalent to 146 standard pages of text