FIRST EDITION 1942From the estate book collection of a retired professional magician.
Don't overlook this hard-to-find classic by one of the most successful club magicians of the 20th century!
In this booklet, Milbourne Christopher shared dozens of anecdotes, suggestions and bits of advice on how to improve your patter (what you say) and presentation of many classic routines.
If you get just ONE great idea out of this book and it improves your show, it's worth the price!
Milbourne Christopher (1914-1984) was one of America's foremost illusionists, performing in sixty-eight countries. He wrote more than twenty books, was national president of the Society of American Magicians (SAM), and was an honorary vice-president to the London Magic Circle. Christopher was also chairman of SAM's Occult Investigating Committee and was one of the original members of CSICOP.
His collection of magic memorabilia contained prints, paintings, photographs, posters, playbills and drawings of the greatest conjurers in history, and was the largest in private hands. Many of these items appeared in his book The Illustrated History of Magic.
He was known to be warm and willing to counsel and share his knowledge with new magicians.The Society of American Magicians honors his memory annually by presenting "The Milbourne Christopher Awards" to performing magicians and illusionists in various categories, including: the Masters Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mentalist Award, Literary Award, and a Newcomer Award.
CONDITION: good.The cover and inside pages have some age yellowing, staining. Shows normal wear.Softbound. 26 pages.You are getting the exact booklet shown in the product photo.