Friday, February 25, 2011

Houdini's - Illusionist Vintage Escape Artist Act

Houdini's - Illusionist Vintage Escape Artist

Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism

Houdini's ~ Illusionist Vintage Magic / Escape Artist Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism Harry Houdini, 1874 - 1926. Houdini, born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary, Houdini first gained fame as the King of Cards, but was best known as a death defying escape artist. Vintage magic performance poster promoting 1908 illusion show / Houdini's Death Defying Mystery, an Escape from a Galvanized Iron can filled with water and secured by massive locks / Failure means a drowning death.






Carter The Great - Wizard Magician Vintage Magic Act

Carter The Great - Wizard Vintage Magic Act

Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism

Carter The Great ~ The World's Weird Wonderful Wizard Vintage Magic Act Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism Charles Carter, 1874 - 1936. Widely known to make his sawing a woman in half illusion more terrifying, this American born magician had his assistants appear as doctor and nurses to simulate a deadly medical emergency on stage. Carter The Great, promoted himself as the "World's Weird Wonderful Wizard". Vintage magic performance poster promoting 1926 magic show of Carter The Great, World's Weird Wonderful Wizard / wearing a turban, holding a globe, surrounded by ghouls, goblins and gremlins of a fantasy world.



Blackstone - Master Magician Vintage Magic Act

Blackstone ~ Master Magician Vintage Magic Act

Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism

Blackstone ~ Master Magician Vintage Magic Act Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism Harry Blackstone 1885 - 1965. Blackstone, The World's Master Magician often used beautiful women in his acts in an effort to lure men into the theater. Blackstone the illusionist was famous for sawing a woman in half, the vanishing bird cage and his levitation act. Vintage magic performance poster promoting 1934 magic show Blackstone, The World's Master Magician.


De Biere - The Mysterious Magician Vintage Magic Act

De Biere ~ The Mysterious Magician Vintage Magic

Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism

De Biere ~ The Mysterious Magician Vintage Magic Act Advertisement
Legends of Magic, Illusion, Hypnotism

Arnold de Biere, 1876 - 1934. De Biere the Mysterious, made a fortune from his magic performances. He was famous for the egg bag, vanishing bird cage and the thumb tie acts. Vintage magic performance poster promoting 1910 magic show, De Biere the Mysterious.