5 More Top Tips For Magicians, From The Past

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5 More Top Tips For Magicians, From The Past

Top Tip Six: Always double check your equipment. TRIED TO CATCH A BULLET ON A PLATE – KILLED IN ATTEMPT But Another Magician to Try the Feat! Within the last decade, a man familiar to the world as Chung Ling Soo, but known to his intimates as Bill Robinson, of Birmingham, met his death under circumstances which still provoke speculation among those who recall the tragic incident. He was a magician, and one of his tricks was to catch a bullet, fired from a rifle, on a plate. For some tragic reason, still...

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Chung Ling Soo’s Fate

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Chung Ling Soo’s Fate

Death Came From Overlook Man of Mystery’s Greatest Mystery Chung Ling Soo’s Fate Told by Vox, the Magicians Trick Master. So the Governor is dead! No more will Chung Ling Soo mystify with his magic. As he lived so he died – a man of mystery, and the greatest mystery of all was the manner of his death. Chung Ling Soo was no more a Chinaman than I am, and I hail from Bonnie Dundee. Indeed he had nearly as good a claim to rank as a Scott, for his mother was from Inverness. Fate decreed there should be born in New...

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5 Top Tips For Magicians, From The Past

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5 Top Tips For Magicians, From The Past

Top Tip One: Evening Dress is compulsory (unless you’re following in the footsteps of William Robinson aka Chung Ling Soo). FOR SALE. Evening Dress Suit, with extra white vest. 5ft 10in. in height, medium build. New condition. Price £2. Two Opera Hats. Good second hand condition. 3/6 each. Various small effects for sale or exchange. Top Tip Two: Don’t expect to become rich and famous too soon, freebie shows can get you started. Mr. Oswald Williams is an Englishman. He was born in London 1880. He is...

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My Secret Power – By Houdini

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My Secret Power – By Houdini

My Secret Power – By Houdini I have read Mr. Gow’s article about myself, and am naturally interested in his point of view, having made a study both of conjuring and what is known as spiritualism. He tells me he knows very little about conjuring in itself, and he is consequently unwilling to attribute any wonders he sees to spiritualistic powers merely because he cannot understand them in any other way, in which he is quite wise. Now I think I may claim, without boasting, to know pretty well all the...

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How Houdini Died

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How Houdini Died

HOW HOUDINI DIED. Manager Declares Illness Was Caused by Blow Though, according to the doctors who operated upon him, the death of Harry Houdini, the famous magician, was due to peritonitis supervening upon appendicitis, his manager, Mr. Stuckel, blames a student for this fatal illness. While lecturing at McGill University, Toronto, ten days ago, Houdini invited the students to come to his dressing-room for further information, whereupon two came and commented upon Houdini’s unusual strength. When a student...

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